One thing that will be a positive for Newcastle United, in our attempts to sign both Remy Cabella and Clement Grenier this summer, is that we have both Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko in the French squad preparing for the World Cup, and we also have Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye who will also offer some positive encouragement to the two youngsters about moving to Newcastle – and both targets are in the France World Cup squad of 30 currently preparing for the World Cup, with Grenier also in the final squad of 23.
Remy Cabella – seems open to move
And there was evidence that not only have the Newcastle players been talking to the two players, but that Newcastle have contacted them both about moving to the Tyneside club.
The 24 year-old Montpellier play-maker has been linked with us since January, when we tried to get Cabella in to replace the departed Yohan Cabaye, and he would seem like an excellent buy for Newcastle.
This is what Remy has told the French media in the last day:
“Obviously the Premier League’s a fantastic league.” “For me, England and Germany are the top two leagues in the world.¨
“Newcastle were interested last January, and there was a bit of contact, but it’s always difficult to move midway through a season.¨
“We’ll see what happens. There are lots of good clubs in England. If the chance comes along one day to play there – why not?”
Unfortunately Newcastle are recovering from a terrible second half of the season, which saw fans make news over the last few games of the season, by their protests to get rid of both Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley.
And for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, it was totally uncalled for, at least the protests against Pardew, whom he went on to call the perfect manager for Newcastle – and then added that Newcastle were simply a great club with 52,000 fans at each home game.
But passion works both ways at Newcastle, which is why the players who succeed at the club are those who are strong enough mentally to withstand the enormous pressures put on them by the fans – and giving 100% in every game is just one basic requirement, if you play for the St. James’ Park club.
And that didn’t always happen this year.
So we may be struggle a wee bit in the transfer market to get some of our targets through the door – but if we can get both French midfielders Remy Cabella and Clement Grenier in – that would be success in itself – and they could transform the way Newcastle play – and that sounds good to us.
What do you think?