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Newcastle Target Is 90% Sure He Will Move In Summer

11:51 pm, Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

One of Newcastle’s top transfer targets this summer is Remy Cabella, and there have already been some reports that Newcastle have started to move after the Montpellier midfielder, who we failed to sign for the Tyneside club in January.

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Remy Cabella making secret sign – Newcastle are number one?

Cabella today has said this in La Provence:

“Now I know 90% that this is my last season at Montpellier.” “If a club make a proposal that interests me, Montpellier will let me go.”

“I ask myself from time to time ‘is it good to go abroad now to discover something else? Or is it better to stay in France?’”

Cabella can look at the examples of players like Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy, Loic Remy and Moussa Sissoko, who have all improved quickly at Newcastle, because they are playing in one of the world’s top football leagues.

And of course the players they play against are some of the world’s best players – and that also helps a player improve.

There will be other clubs after Remy Cabella in the summer, but Newcastle could well be in the lead for his signature at the moment, even though Montpellier Chairman Lou Nicollin seems dead set against him joining Newcastle United.

Remy Cabella could become the first player Newcastle sign this summer (we certainly hope so), and he would cost somewhere around £12M.

Comments welcome.



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



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31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Apr 11, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    From previous thread

    I wouldn’t even call it dross, thats an insult to dross ;)

    No chance whatsoever because even if we wanted him which I highly doubt, we just wouldn’t be able to compete with the likes of west Brom, Stoke, Hull and Leicester, come to think of it we’d struggle to compete against any club with more than a fiver to spend :(

    Cabella? We’ve got more chance of making the champions league this season than signing this fella

  • 2 jimmysmith // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    He’s a ball playing winger or No 10, isn’t he, which doesn’t seem Pards cup of tea. Surely as a far greater matter of urgency we need a replacement for Cabaye, Remy most probably and also Shola, considering De Jong doesnt look so likely to be up to it. Cabella seems more of a Benny replacement, and Benny’s rarely used.

  • 3 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Get as many players as you like on board, but with dead brain in charge they’ll be swimming against the rapids.

    I’m sick of seeing Ashley and Pardew’s face involved with the club. It deflates me every time I hear the spin come out of his slimey face.

    That comment about giving kids their debuts, he only does it so he can ‘lock in’ the stats forever and take all the credit he wants later on down the line to stroke his pathetic ego.

    Campbell coming on and being the youngest player in Europe for us I think it was, locked it in place for Pardew. Yet on the few games he played he was mostly out of position then never seen again then went out on load.

    The man is pathetic.

    He couldn’t develop a weed.

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    *loan

  • 5 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    I’d love to have Cabella sign, but he like other attacking players here already could well be wasted even more.

    I wouldn’t let Pardew manage a pub team. He is clueless at anything other than containing and even then we ship goals galore.

    He’d have been sacked at ANY other club months ago. Not here under My Cashley. It’s very sad.

  • 6 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    laurent so who’s these attacking players you speak off just out off interest
    1 has just been sold i know and that was to PSG who are 1 of about 10 super clubs in the world

    but who’s these other attackin players that your talkin about?

  • 7 spitfire_ // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    90% sure he will move in the summer

    100% sure he will not be at Newcastle

  • 8 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    who cares about cabella and any other striker or midfielder, going by what so many are saying on this blog it’s quite simple, ashley has did fine with transfers, basically it is pardew who is at fault for everything.

    basically he is the reason we don’t get goals as he has ruined the great goal scorers called shola cisse and de jong.

    it doesn’t end their he is the reason we don’t create chances not ashley, pardew has ruined the world class wingers jonas HBA marvo and obatan he also has ruined our defence as we should have 4 quality CB 3 quality Fb.

    so ashley you have did great and this squad should be fighting for 4th place

  • 9 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    manxpie
    that is the way i see them people.

  • 10 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    toonking well not forgetting him ruining ba and remy

    plus in our last signings 3 were defenders and 1 was touted as a dm plus our only attacker was gouff who has done well
    plus before that it was another dm in anita our only signing that summer!

    so in 4 windows we’ve bought 1 attacker!!
    and sold our best 2!!

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    If only we could believe that there was a long term strategy for success, the ever decreasing Mashley apologists based their faith on this being the case and thought we were slowly getting an infrastructure together, the fact that we decided to weaken the squad before a European campaign and then bring in Joe Kinnear showed that the whole farce is being made up as it goes along, they now have had two different spokespersons announce that we will be making one or two signings a year no doubt ghost written by the same team, I’m not going to jump on the band wagon and say Debuchy etc will be leaving as they are all still in contract, but there are a whole lot more than one or two leaving this summer from a squad already short of about five players.

  • 12 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Our priority signing for the next season should be a new manager.

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Toonking,
    What have you been smoking ?

  • 14 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    yeah i can see him itching to work under the great tactician pardew.

    players already know playing under pardew would ruin their career. just look at debuchy mbiwa HBA marvauex Cisse etc.

    who would wanna come here?

  • 15 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    jail exactly but the state of the squad doesn’t matter after all its the best squad ever plus aslong as arfa plays its brilliant!

    i’ve been saying aslong as you’ve been doin your it’s too good for ashley jokes that the squad is massively unbalanced and had no wingers or a great pool of attacking players
    this stinks of players bein bought (when they actually do!) just coz there at the right price reguardless if we need them!

    and attackers are obviously the most expensive thats why we have only bought 1 and loaned 2

    so forget this lad for 12 mill
    and this is wat the manager has to deal with
    and fans are aiming all there hatred at him instead of the tosser who employs him!

  • 16 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    blofal so who’s this next manager then who’s gonna work under the same restrictions and not be a mouth piece for ashley and also get us top four?

  • 17 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 12, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    easy 3-0 win for stoke today.

  • 18 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 12, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    Manx, how about any player involved in a staggering run of games without a goal. How you can even question it, is mind boggling. Even Cabaye was involved in a number of losses before he went.

    Even our much glorified 5th, we only had a goal difference of plus 5 I think it was. With all the clean sheets we had, that is obviously a side affect of containment. We were generally very lucky in that season and still play poorly anyway apart from the run of half a dozen games when dead brain stumbled on 433, but then scrapped it anyway.

    Once those individual wonder goals have dried up, we struggle to score. Why? Because Pardew bases scoring goals round hope, not cohesive and fluid teamplay.

    Pathetic.

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Manx,
    Yeah, you are right, Ashley and his policies have left the squad short in areas, and lacking in a bit of quality, not just the squad either, but our coaching set up is also very limited compared with the rest of the Prem. That is a massive problem.

    However, managers are paid to get the best out of the squad that they can. Can you honestly say that since we last played Stoke we have been achieving this? 16 games played, including the meek surrender to Cardiff in the FA Cup, we have lost 11, drawn 1, and won only 4 – 2 of those in the 94th minute. We have not scored in 11 of those, conceded 3 or more in 6 of them.

    While Pardew may have lost Cabaye, he still claimed to have the strongest squad in his time here, now he says it is not up to scratch. Go figure?

    Now, Simeone at Atletico has come into a struggling side, been hamstrung by his budget, and lost his star striker. Yet he has actually got his side playing a high pressing game on the front foot, pressing space and forcing the opponents to play in uncomfortable areas. These are all things Pardew has talked about how he gets ‘his’ teams to play but there is no evidence that we have ever done that!

    I’m not saying we should be battling away for the title or playing in a Champions League semi final, but a half decent coach could get this side at least competitive and looking like they may score goals.

    Just cause Ashley is a problem, doesn’t mean we can’t see an improvement by bringing in a tactically astute coach or manager.

  • 20 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Apologies for the length of post there……

  • 21 Patoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    It saddens me 2 say this but i hope stoke put 4 past us 2day, we can sit and talk all we want about the 5-1 on boxing day but until Glen Whelan was sent off stoke wer completely on top and looked a far better side than us, then they had a second man sent off and it was game over, i want 2 c us get beat by 3 or 4 another 2 or 3 times b4 the end of the season so it gives fatty no optino but 2 sack that useless spineless b^^^^^d Pardew

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Patoon,
    I don’t want to see us lose ever, but given we have trips to Anfield and Emirates still to come, you may well get your wish!!

    I agree, until the red cards, Stoke looked far better than we did, whether the match would have continued in that vain who knows. They are on a decent run, particularly at home, at the moment, so it will be a tough place to go and get a result.

    Do you think that even a few more defeats will lead to him being sacked though?? I think he has already demonstrated that he is quite happy with where we are, if we drop out of the top 10 that saves him paying out bonuses.

    16th last year and he kept his job due to mitigating circumstances, will Cabaye sale and injuries not give him the same excuses again?

  • 23 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Third paragraph, the he I refer to is Ashley

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Lilongwe…all I can say is now we are talking…now we are in tune (not just took ;) ) lol

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    *took = toon

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    …and apology accepted ;)

  • 27 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Jesper,
    I don’t like Ashley, he talked a good game initially, but has failed to deliver on all counts so far. He does make things difficult for Pardew, but that surely can’t be enough to absolve Pardew of any blame??

    You know my views on HBA, but in my last few pieces for various sports magazines I have called for him to be given a role. The fact Carver berated HBA for not tracking back against Man U is ludicrous. He shouldn’t be tracking back anyway, that is demonstration enough (if any had been needed since the end of last season) that Pardew and Carver are not up to it. Yes, I want HBA working harder, but I only want him doing it high up the pitch, pressing there back line forcing mistakes there where, if he wins it, he can do damage.

    This whole set up of containment and, to use Pardew’s word of the week, ‘resilience’ seems a bit redundant when you are conceding 23 goals in your past 10 games….

    Anyway, got to go out for a bit, have a meeting with an agent from Cameroon who is looking to take Malawian players to West Africa prior to moves to Europe. Catch you later mate.

  • 28 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    @7:

    I completely agree with you Spit !

    But i would change the Percentages.

    I,me 100% sure that this lad will be moving in the summer.

    And, i,me 150% sure that this move will NOT be to Newcastle !

  • 29 Mag52 // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Laurent.
    It’s certainly come to a very sad point in the never ending slagging off of our manager when the achievement of reaching fifth place in the PL, arguably the best league in Europe, is criticized as being due to luck, poor play, not conceding goals, and scoring wonder goals.
    You’re a sad lad Laurent if you didn’t enjoy those goals which caused the stadium to erupt. Most of us loved them.
    What basically you, along with a number of other deluded bloggers on this site, are saying is that your knowledge of managing a football club is better than that of the combined knowledge of the League Managers Association who,in that season agreed that AP was the best manager. A manager receiving this award does not become the sort of manager you Pardew haters are describing in two short seasons. Quite the contrary.
    In the face of the total lack of ambition shown by his boss, he has somehow achieved a mid table position in this tough league. He has never ducked interviews, unlike some managers, no matter what the result, and what you “experts” call his excuses for defeats, are in fact reasons for defeats, and they inevitably come back to his powerlessness to reinforce a squad which started the season threadbare of talent, and has got thinner as the season progressed.
    Direct your anger and frustration at the culprit for the state our club is in, our billionaire owner. Pardew has for too long been the convenient whipping boy.

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Lilongwe…talk to you later (and a good rant it was :) )

  • 31 validator // Apr 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Newcastle United must remove Alan Pardew as manager, he’s not the man to take the club onwards and upwards. I am totally correct in my assumptions.




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