Sports Direct News is reporting today that Newcastle will face increased competition, if they still want to sign Montpellier winger Remy Cabella this summer.
Remy Cabella – Newcastle face competition
Newcastle tried to sign the Montpellier play-maker in January, but for one reason or another we were not successful, but it’s expected Newcastle will go after this player again in the summer and try to get him on Tyneside.
The clubs who are now said to be interested in the 24 year-old include Manchester United and the two Rome clubs – Roma and Lazio.
Manchester United need a clear-out this summer and will bring in a number of new players, as this season has been close to a disaster in this David Moyes’ first season as the Red Devils manager.
Newcastle have stumbled badly since the turn of the year, yet we are still only 5 points behind Manchester United, and we have to play them at St. James’ Park, where another win is a possibility and our first league double in 150 years against them.
Of course I’m just kidding – it’s only 149 years. 😀
The Roma link may be based on Roma manager Rudi Garcia’s time managing Lille from 2008 before he moved to Roma last summer, and he will know all about Remy Cabella from seeing him play in the French League.
Roma are also on the lookout for possible replacements for midfielder Miralem Pjanic, and the outstanding 23 year-old Yugoslavia-born play-maker is expected to leave the Rome club in the summer.
And Lazio have just sold 28 year-old Brazilian Intentional central midfielder Hernanes to Inter Milan, and are on the look-out for a replacement – so that’s not unlike Newcastle’s predicament, and we are looking to replace Yohan Cabaye, who left for PSG in January.
Newcastle should have money to spend in the summer with the club expected to get £80M from the Premier League in May, and we also received £20M for Cabaye in January.
But the fact that Newcastle cannot offer players European football could impinge on our chances of getting some of our top targets – like Remy Cabella to the club in the summer.
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