There have been reports in several local papers recently that Newcastle are still after Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, who we tried to sign in January, and he’s still a target, even though Newcastle need to bring in a number of British players in the summer.
Remy Cabella – Montpellier midfielder still on Newcastle’s radar
We have to assume that Managing Director Lee Charnley has been attempting to tie up a deal for the 17 times capped French U21 International since January, even though controversial Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin, for whatever reason, seems to just hate the Newcastle club, and has recommended his player not sign on at the Tyneside club.
Of course he did the same thing a year last January, when he said Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was ¨an ass” for signing on at Newcastle United.
However, Nicollin has recently promised the 24-year-old he can leave in June, even though his contract does not end until the summer of 2016, and it seems Newcastle could well be in the driver’s seat to him this summer.
The midfielder had tweeted that last Saturday’s match against Bastia, which Montpellier lost 2-0, would be his final home game and Montpellier finish their season at PSG this Saturday.
Montpellier are still not safe from relegation yet, and although they are 7th bottom they are only 2 points above third bottom Sochaux, so if Montpellier lose at PSG on Saturday, and some of the teams beneath them win they could still possibly be relegated.
One thing to their advantage is that of the three teams on 42 points with Montpellier, they have the best goal difference.
Cabella turned 24 in March, and this season he has made 39 appearances for Montpellier, with 14 goals and 9 assists, and maybe after the last league game on Saturday, we could even hear that Newcastle have acquired Cabella.