There’s some good news in the French press today, that Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for long-term target Remy Cabella, and it would be great news if we can get the 24 year-old to Newcastle.
Remy Cabella – close to signing for Newcastle
The news is being reported in a few French outlets, including the well respected French daily L’Equipe, and the report is that Newcastle are now close to a deal for the French U21 International, who made the French squad of 30 for training for the World Cup, but didn’t manage to make the final 23.
And it seems a good deal in that the fee is said to be just £6.5M, and remember Montpellier wanted £14M in January for the same player, and if we can move quickly it would be some really good news for Newcastle fans – for a change.
The ball is now in Cabella’s court – so to speak – and he needs to decide if he wants to join Newcastle, and whether Newcastle can offer him a decent compensation package.
Newcastle went after the Montpellier winger in January, when we sold Yohan Cabaye to PSG, but we couldn’t get him in, and one reason was that he wanted to stay at his club to help them avoid relegation, which they did.
And we heard earlier this week that the Newcastle players in the French squad, notably Debuchy and Sissoko, were talking to the player and trying to persuade him to join the Tyneside cub – which was good news.
Remy has just had a good season for Montpellier, and in 49 games he scored 14 goals for the French club.
This could be really good news for Newcastle – if we can get him signed.