Bundesliga Club Join Race For Newcastle’s Top Midfield Target

News today in the German press that German club Borussia Monchengladbach will join the race to sign Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, who Newcastle tried to sign in the January transfer window, but Joe Kinnear was unsuccessful.

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Remy Cabella – German club enters the race

And it seems that Manchester United are also in the race to sign the 24 year-old French U21 midfielder this summer, and if that’s the case, there would seem little chance that Newcastle can get their man, but we suppose there’s always hope.

Cabella has recently said he is now 90% certain that he will leave Montpellier in the summer, and one reason he didn’t join Newcastle in January, was that he wanted to stay to help Montpellier fight relegation.

The French club are currently 7th bottom of the French League, and they are still not completely safe, and are 6 points above the drop zone.

The news that Monchengladbach are interested in Cabella is today being reported in the German newspaper Bild.

Cabella has played 14 times for the French U21 side with four goals, and this season at Montpellier he has 10 goals and 6 assists in his 29 appearances for the club.

In total Remy has 104 appearances with 24 goals and 17 assists for Montpellier, and he is one of the creative players Newcastle are trying to bring to Tyneside this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.,

37 comments so far

  • yo-yo

    Apr 26, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    nae chance

  • Graeme

    Apr 26, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2

    The only reason a player of his ability would join us is because we can “showcase” his talents to a much wider audience and he will earn more while he is doing it.

    How many “Up & Coming” players are remotely interested in a team who’s stated ambition is to achieve Premier League survival, avoid cup runs and where the thought of European Competition is completely contrary to the owners thought process??

    We now resemble a “Feeder Club” that buys younger players, tries half heartedly to do something with them and then sells them for maximum profit. So sad.

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #3

    I still think people under estimate the pull of the prem league and of the good wage (even at newcastle) that comes with it.

    Granted nobody with top ambitions will want to join us, but plenty like this lad will look at us offering regular football and a chance to stand out and look good in the prem league.

    It’s not ideal to be a feeder club but it’s how spurs have been building this past 7/8 years….buying prospects and selling for profit. Keane, berbatov, modric and bale all around the 10mil mark (last 3 of them anyway) and all sold for big money to invest in more prospects and some proven guys too.

    I’d be happy with us doing that, no player stays forever so might as well get a good year or two instead of 10 years from an average joe….but i just don’t see our plan based on progression. Hopefully i am wrong.

    On cabella specifically, i think we missed out chance and his stock is high enough to get a bigger club offering european football in for him now.

  • yo-yo

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Just to add to the conversation on this very special topic from previous thread …

    If a Welshman was caught in a field sheep stealing it was a hanging offence.
    If a Welshman was caught in a field having ‘intimate relations’ with a sheep it was still a crime but not a capital offence.

    SO… if you’re out sheep stealing and you get caught the obvious defence is to pretend you’re just after the pretty one in the corner to avoid getting your neck stretched.

    Think the same law applied in Scotland and Northern England. Mind, in Scotland they actually kicked off the crofters and replaced them with sheep.

    There was a court case in Pembrokeshire many years ago, not too far from Swansea 🙂 , when a bloke was up before the magistrate for bu**ering a turkey during his lunch break – he worked as a packer on a turkey farm. In her judgement the magistrate made the memorable comment
    ” In Wales half the population do not know what bu**ery is , and the other half don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.”

    I rest my case.

  • giimps

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    If there is a fee involved, a bidding war or if someone else can offer any player more than we can (Europe, higher wages or signing on fee) then we won’t sign this or any player under this regime.
    We will only buy outside of these conditions, or if our prem league status is at risk.
    The only reason we exist is to be in the prem league and advertise sports direct, unless of course like me you are a fan and dream of the next step, whilst I like and agree with the minimal capital outlay for players rather than the Freddy shepherd way of business, I would also like the club to be given back the ability to increase it’s earning potential instead of the mike Ashley umbrella corp earning it all.
    If we had the money from catering, shirt and goods sales etc back, we would be able to compete with teams of equal fan bases (spurs, Liverpool and Everton ) rather than struggling to compete with the qpr’s and Southampton and west broms.
    It’s a pity we can’t buy back the loan Ashley made to the club ,get all the freebies Ashley has because of it and start maximising the clubs earning potential, get rid of the sd crap all over the ground ,and ,over time, we will have the loan paid back and start generating money to possibly buy the club back.
    We may not be able to buy the club and the debt but, if we stay in the prem for the next 10 years, the club will earn approximately 1billion, this Can go to Ashley or back into the club, this ,in effect, is the self sustaining model we all want, but, this needs the earning potential released back to the club, which Ashley won’t do for free.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    The difference with Spurs is they held on desperately to try and keep their players and only sold them when it was right for them, they didn’t bundle Modric into a taxi or lose Berbatov for a ridiculously low get out clause, we’d have never have had Bale becuase mashers wouldn’t pay that kind of dough and even if he did he’d have been sold before he could help us into a CL spot.

  • Nufc-83

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    I cant understand why i have been seeing positive posts etc about Gosling the lad makes a 5 yrd pass along the floor look difficult. Is that what we have come to when people are trying to big up useless players to make the season seem more positive!!

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8


    I fully agree. I was just trying to show that if ashley wanted to he could still run a tight ship but progress us more.

    We wont challenge for the title under this structure but we could certainly be a lot better than we are with it, providing there was a will do want us to do more.

  • Slank

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Transfer Sage

    Yes you are correct that too many on this blog underestimate the pulling power of the Premier League and the money that foreign players can make. If you are a top South American player your number one choice is Spain because of the cultural similarities, but not all the best players end up there ie.

    Players from the former French colonies tend to go to French clubs but some often move on once they have established a reputation. German players tend to stay in Germany as do many Italians but Dutch and Belgium players seem to play anywhere but their home countries.

    For a foreign player coming to England first choice is probably London followed by Manchester and then Merseyside. Provincial cities are very much third choice.
    We don’t, as a club, have a history of success and don’t get exposure in European competitions. But something brings them here and it can’t be the weather!

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10


    It’s a combination of wages and being the most watched league world wide. Get best pay for your talent and then get a chance to showcase yourself and move to a bigger club or get international recognition.


    shows average prem wage as 30k a week

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    i mean look at teams like

    swansea – muchu, bony, hernandez
    villa- benteke
    qpr – remy

    obviously the money helps but shows decent players wil come to average teams.

  • Graeme

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    TS – if thats the average and you think of how much City, Chelski, the Arse, Manure, Luckypoo shell out in wages – then by comparison, clubs like us must pay relative peanuts lol

    A years wage, to a normal punter, every week – as an average!!!

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #13

    I think loads of quality players would love to play in the Premier League at St James’ Park in front of fifty thousand passionate fans, but Ashley strangely seems to be undermining the very thing that really does make Newcastle special and appealing, the atmosphere. Go figure! That there is no master plan one way or the other is quite a compelling theory, just a plain old lack of expertise and desire in its place.

  • gaz 44

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Well for the 5th week running I’ve bet against us,
    Arsenal at 3/10 is surely buying money

  • lesh

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #15

    ManU reported to have had talks with Van Gaal.

    Meanwhile, Ashley seemingly persists with Pardew!!

    Oh to be owned by someone with ambition and drive 🙁

  • Graeme

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Lesh – how much does Van Gaal expect in wages? I bet its a hell of a lot more than £500 a week, a “Megga Pack” of SD white T-shirts and a night out with Ashley!!!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #17

    I have no doubt we could attract a lot of players due to the lure of the prem and decent wages

    But we still actually have to match the clubs valuation first
    That’s why people think we won’t get players in, not down to if they want to come, or wage demands but simply because we lowball other clubs then instead of negotiating we continue to lowball and then b1tch about it in the press

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Sadly Paul Merson sticking the knife in no longer p1sses me off as I find myself agreeing with tw@

    Arsenal v Newcastle (7pm, Mon, Sky Sports 1)
    Arsenal have turned another corner and if you look back I think it has all hinged on the fitness of Aaron Ramsey. If he had been available all the way through then I think their season would have been a different story. They look like a completely different team with him in it. I think most teams that play Newcastle between now and the end of the season will expect three points with the way they are playing. I don’t think Liverpool need to worry about beating them on the final day unless a major improvement occurs over the next two weeks because they are completely and utterly gone at the highest level. They are in the middle of the table and simply can’t win a football match for toffee. This is a fairly easy prediction for me – it has to be an easy home win.

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #19


    I fully agree we do it wrong, just saying it is possible to do it right on a budget.

    Buy one or two players for good fees then pick up frees, loans, low buyout clauses, etc

  • Graeme

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #20

    TADS – we will be lucky to get zero mate lol
    But predicting only 4 for the Arse surprises me – I thought he would have said 5 or 6. Maybe he doesn’t want to cause embarresment!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Surely Cabella will have seen and heard from compatriots that the likes of flair players such as Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Abeid , etc have all been ”Pardewed”

    Interesting to note that Giggs says he will bring fun and flair back to replace the sterile football under Moyes.

    Isn’t that exactly what we are crying out for here?

    Replacing Pardew would be fantastic but we have to looking for an exciting attacking coach surely or we’ll never get off this treadmill.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #22

    So first one in will be Colback. I can hardly contain my excitement!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #23


    it’s desperately sad

  • mag

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #24

    All the French will be telling each other to avoid Pardew and his retarded coaching and lack of ambition. Newcastle United are just a way into the Premier League !

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #25

    I can Confirm if we carry on as we are in the season 2015/2016 we will be playing Sunderland in The Championship With Middlesboro …

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #26

    From NUFC.com
    Assuming he’s not been kidnapped or deported before then, Alan Pardew returns to the Newcastle dugout after his ban when United side visit the Emirates on Monday.
    I don’t get it, kidnapped or deported ?

  • mag

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #27

    To be kidnapped involves some sort of ransom demands, Pardew isn’t worth anything.

  • Sazzer

    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #28

    We should not be worried about replacing Cabaye and Remy since that is going to be hard and we need a lot of luck to do that.

    Instead what should be fixing is the bigger problem and that is upgrading the rest of the bunch to stable top 7 quality without our top players playing and saving the day.

    Once the that foundation good enough football is set then with luck we might be able to get another bargain potential top player.

  • toonbrother

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #29

    With coloshitty the virus in the starting line up defeat is a certainty.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #30

    I hope Ryan Taylor is going to be ready for next season, he would walk straight into the first team right now.

    With Remy leaving, Ryan Taylor is the only player in our squad capable of firing a worthwhile effort on goal.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Fully agree it could be done on a budget , but imho to succeed in doing that you need smart appointments in the right places upstairs….
    A bit like on the pitch our board seem to be square pegs as well!

    I’m not sure if it’s an automatic reaction but always liked Ryan Giggs…when he was a player…until the second he became the Utd manager……come on Norwich 2-0!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #32

    I know it was intended jokingly….but id happily see Raylor in at LB atm at least there’d be some fight in the team!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Wow 2-0 Southampton thanks to 2 Everton own goals!!

  • guvnor

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Wenger must be worried that the head case is back prowling the touchline on Monday night.

  • guvnor

    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle United to beat Arsenal 5-1


    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #36

    gazz 44 at 14 would never back against ncle as the only time i thought they were certain to get beat and backed against them they won v palermo away. i have had 4 bets on ncle this season winning 2 away to spurs and man u 9/2 and 11/2. one of the basic rules of gambling is never back odds on.


    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #37

    with regard to cabella may be a case of big fish small pond.until jan only really attacker now has niang with him.the 2 games i have seen him against good teams one he played well but went down too many times , the other he flattered to deceive. would prefer to buy boudebouz and take a chance on niang and would still have plenty change from cabella fee.


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