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Newcastle Closing In On French Midfielder

8:18 am, Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

News today that Newcastle are closing in on the transfer of young French midfielder Remy Cabella of Montpellier, who we were after in January, and we have been continually linked with the player over the last couple of months.

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Remy Cabella – Newcastle closing in

There was news a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle were negotiating again for the transfer of Cabella, and he seems to be one of Newcastle’s top transfer targets, with Cabella also said to be keen to come to Tyneside.

In January the Montpellier Chairman Lou Nicollin did not want to let the player leave, with Montpellier in relegation trouble, but they are now fairly well clear of the bottom of the table in 13th place and 9 points from the drop zone.

And the Chairman has said the player will  probably  be leaving in the summer.

Montpellier striker Benjamin Stambouli is also leaving, but no interest from Newcastle that we know about.

This is what Nicollin has said in the French press:

“Stambouli’s future? That is sorted, he will leave,”  “Probably Cabella as well. About M’Baye Niang, we will have to see what happens with AC Milan,  because that will be expensive.”

Cabella is an attacking midfielder and would add creativity to the Newcastle midfield, and the 24 year-old can also score goals and he has 10 goals in 35 appearances for Montpellier this season.

Cabella has been at Montpellier since he was a youngster, and he has 104 total appearances for the club, with 24 goals and 17 assists, and he fits perfectly the profile of young promising players owner Mike Ashley wants to get to Newcastle.

As far as the fee is concerned, Montpellier want around £14M, with Newcastle wanting to pay around £10M, so something in between those two figures could probably be agreed.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 martoon // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    If true – it would be a very good start to the transfer window but I would see him as a belated replacement for Cabaye – we still need several other replacements.
    A bit quiet on here this morning!

  • 2 jayphoto // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    We should really piss Nicollin off and go and buy Niang aswell! Pace and power and unlimited potential

  • 3 Average_Contents // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Martoon

    I think the blog is waiting with bated breath for online guy lol

  • 4 toon kk // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Good start.
    Even more french on the way, time we broadened our horizon.

  • 5 lesh // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Now that two of the so-called ‘bigger clubs’, Barca and ManU, are out of the ECL, that should make them less attractive to players so we’ll stand a better chance of getting the likes of Cabella. :-D

    Average. Your blackout order seemed to kill the blog last night! What was it about again?

  • 6 GeordieGerman // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Never seen a post on this.

    http://www.schalke04.de/en/news/140401_kentaro-cup/page/843–86-86-.html

  • 7 Lew Davies // Apr 10, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    This will be one of only 2 signings we get in the summer.
    Unless we manage to sell a few to raise more capital.
    No where near enough unfortunately.
    Next season could be very painful.
    :sad:

  • 8 Average_Contents // Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Lesh

    I requested the blackout just incase online guys info got lost in all the clutter lol

  • 9 lesh // Apr 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Average… What info’s Online got then?

    ;)

  • 10 jimBOB // Apr 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    lets just hope the 209 mill MA sold of Sports Direct PLC is for transfers. we could have ourselves people like Mark Noble and Heitinger, swwweeeeeet.




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