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Newcastle Target Told He Can Move In Summer

8:09 am, Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Montpellier Chairman Lou Nicollin has been talking again, but he hasn’t criticized Newcastle, well it looks like he hasn’t, as he has again talked about his top midfielder Remy Cabella, who Newcastle tried to sign in January but were unsuccessful.

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Remy Cabella - can move in the summer

There seemed at least a couple of reasons Cabella did not move earlier this year, one was that Montpellier were threatened by relegation and he wanted to stay to help them out, and at the moment Montpellier are fairly safe in 13th place in the league table.

The second reason was the Montpellier Chairman did not want to pay taxes to the French government for selling him in January, and preferred to wait until the next financial year, which starts on July 1st.

But Nicollin does not like Newcastle United, and he has bad-mouthed the club several times this year already in our pursuit of Cabella.

This is what Nicollin has told the French press:

“When I give my word to someone I respect it. He was promised that if there was an ambitious club interested, we’d let him go,”

“Unless there is something catastrophic in the last ten games, I think a club will come in for him.”

It all depends on what Nicollin means by an ambitious club, and we suppose there’s a chance that does not include Newcastle.

But if we want to get 24 year-old Cabella this summer we’ll have competition from a number of clubs, and they may include Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham – and Marseilles were linked with him earlier in the week.

Nicollin has advised Cabella not to go to Newcastle, just like he did with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, when we signed the Montpelier captain last year.

It remains to be seen if Newcastle are ambitious enough to persuade Remy Cabella to move to Newcastle this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BuckLuck // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    …ambitious club…

    Not coming to us then. We’re the opposite.

  • 2 cyprus // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Hhhmm, so the catch is ‘ambitious club’ ;)

    PS. I want to be in the CL again :(

  • 3 cyprus // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Buck,
    Beat me to it

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    It seems to be widely accepted by all that we lack any semblance of ambition, yet when a group got together and tried to do something about it they were shot down by those who now joke about our lack of ambition, do you think the Lazio fans have a new buyer in place ?

  • 5 thevirus // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Let’s hope we can get him and he is a success with us,but doesn’t want to move away as soon as a bigger club comes calling.

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    We lack ambition, when did that happen

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    I didn’t know we had any

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    If we’re unambitious why does Ed keep writing stories about top French targets?

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Average Contents, Keegan has said their shady goings on about bidding for players when they have no intention of buying. He’s a fan of the club as well, so he’s trying to make people aware as we have a right to know, as you’ve just shared too.

    Amongst the other bad decisions they are liars and con-men. It is an advertising vessel for Ashley. Pure and simple.

    Most owners would use it as an advertising vessel, but just not to the extreme as the obese one, especially when the outlay on players is ultra minimal and we have a career long under achiever like Pardew in long term charge.

    Carr has done wonders with the scraps he’s given. It patches over Pardew’s managerial inabilities.

  • 10 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Laurent

    But they have bought good players. Better players than Owen, Viduka, Craig Moore etc that we we’ve just been reminiscing about.

  • 11 anthc // Mar 13, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    I think for someone like cabella we’re a good stepping stone. He’ll be guarenteed a game to prove hes good enough to play in the premier league for a few years before moving on to a top club when in his prime like cabaye. If he goes to a top club now he could be a bit part player and go backwards in his development. Hopefully it the likes of him are coming it may persuade tye likes of remy and de jong to stay. Heres hoping anyway!

  • 12 toonicle // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    I doubt that from the way Mbiwa has been treated here so far that it inspires a ton of confidence in Remy to come here.




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