Newcastle May Fail In Their Bid For Remy Cabella


It was a strange turn of events on Friday, when  it was heavily reported that Remy Cabella could be signing for Newcastle, and that the Tyneside club was getting close to a deal for on of their top summer transfer targets.

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Remy Cabella – French International winger

And some reports said that Newcastle had already agreed a fee of £6.5M (€8M) for the player (although that seemed a bit low) and of course Cabella won his first full cap for France in their 4-0 win over Norway last Tuesday night.

And it was also thought that Cabella was happy enough to join Newcastle, after players like Debuchy, Sissoko, Cabaye and Remy had talked to him at Clairefontaine about the club, during France’s preparations for the World Cup.

It could have been misleading reporting that caused the news that a fee had been accepted and then vice Chairman Laurent Nicollin, son of  Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin came out and said that €8M wasn’t enough, and he is worth almost twice that.

But there are also some reports that Montpellier moved the goalposts,  and after agreeing to the €8M deal, they changed their minds.

We all know that Louis Nicollin does not like Newcastle United, and he basted Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa when he joined Newcastle in January of last year.

And the 70 year-old has already told Cabella that Newcastle would not be a good choice of club for him, and to solidify that position Montpellier coach Rolland Courbis had this to say in January:

“They are not a big club,” “And I hope another club tries to buy him. As a player I would not even want to spend a week there at Newcastle.”

And there was news last week that big spenders PSG, who are keen to recruit more French players into their squad, may be interested in the 24 year-old.

So Newcastle could be swimming upstream in our attempts to get Remy Cabella to the club, and it looks like Montpellier will make every attempt to steer Cabella to a club other than Newcastle – and a bigger club.

That’s not good.

What do you think?



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66 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #1

    will neva happn unless the fat tw@t sells our club…the fkr gets all the tv money… an spends in casino

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #2

    hope someone shoots the fat man an take away all the money

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  • musomag

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    No sh!t?

    The vast majority of us knew this to be the case from the start.
    You are merely kidding yourself to think this level of player, or better, would consider signing for us these days, especially for a fraction of their market value…what would be the draw for them?
    A mega wage? No
    An ambitious club that’s going to win cups and titles? No
    A club who will respect them and view them as a person instead of a walking price tag ? No
    A manager who can harness their talent and utilise their skill to develop and improve their game? Hahahaha…sorry I meant NO

    Before I get set upon for being negative, I’m merely stating facts – sad as they are.

    With the exception of players who are simply not good enough to play in the Premier League (who will of course jump at the chance) who in their right mind would want to join us under this current regime?

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  • Bambams

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I still struggle to accept/believe that Loic, Debuch or Sissoko would sell our club to potential recruits.

    Years ago yes …. But under this current Manager/Owner

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Apparently we set a value free or a player and then won’t pay a penny over that, who exactly at the club is qualified to make these valuations.

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  • Visten

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    ‘Could not get him over the line’ mwahahaha….no sht.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    We are a joke ..

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    god you lot don’t half panic just wait and see what happens, window is not open yet

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  • couchy-spennymoor-mags

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Musomag

    Your not been negative,your just telling it as it is. We won’t get cabella,we won’t get grenier. There is no way we will get these type of players over that dreaded line. I’d probably imagine players like Jordan Rhodes and will Hughes would even turn us down. I think Ashley is a idiot for not getting the right players in before the wc as even average players who play in wc prices will inflate. This season could be a huge disaster for nufc, why we have waited until a wc year to do a clear out/recruitment is just plain stupid.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Montpellier now know how NUFC operate – a low, low offer, small increments, until OUR valuation is reached, then the sob story about that nasty French Chairman who moved the goal posts, wouldn’t bend over to help his player “over the line”!!

    We really are a shambles of a club, an embarrasment in our behaviour, no respect for the other party in the deal. Is it any wonder we haven’t signed a permanant player in last 2 windows. They obviously know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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  • valle

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #11

    It seems like this has all happened before…

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  • bobby mango

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Newcastle May Fail In Their Bid For Remy Carell – no shit sherlock

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  • Blofal

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #13

    These links of Cabella to PSG are fake. He wouldn’t get a game with PSG. Even Cabaye can’t get into the first team there.

    Even if they offered him a contract he would be warming the bench and he is not at the stage of his career where he can afford to do that.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    In ther news, scientists believe the sun may indeed rise in the east tomorrow morning.

    Bendtner? oh good, lets sign up a slack-assed bighead that will perk up team morale no end! If I close my eyes, maybe the monster wont be there……..

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #15

    This ‘line’ of ours is like the old east-west divide in Germany, barbed wire, and a no-mans land planted with mines and swept by machine gun turrets.

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  • lesh

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #16

    welshgeordie9 of course the window’s not open yet but ambitious clubs have been window shopping and tied up deals already and to be formally announced on July 1.

    After preliminary talks held over a fortnight, Liverpool’s made an opening bid of £20m for Lallana, increasing in to £25m.

    The difference between Ashley and Liverpool is that the latter went into discussions with a will to sign the lad whereas Ashley plays hardball from the onset.

    One approach works and the other, well we’ll see what happens over Cabella and Grenier.

    No doubt failures, again!

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Was the bid of 6.5 million accepted for Cabella? I think it was and Niccolin changed his mind at the last minute by moving the goal posts so to speak. If that is true then NUFC are not to blame on this occasion. It’s the blame of that Lunatic Niccolin. He has already slated the club and the City of Newcastle. He seems a horrible man to do business with. An ego the size of Everest. Yes Ashley is a greedy moron but there are two sides to every story.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #18

    See we are also linked with Jonathan Sariano – a former Barca player, now with Red Bull Salzberg where he has managed 48 goals in 43 appearances and is allegedly available for an offer in the £7-9 million range!!!

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  • lesh

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Didn’t Bendtner have a ‘Don’t you know who I am moment in Copenhagen recently?

    That was after he tried to get away without paying a cab fare then bad-mouthing the female cabbie who was then subjected to him exposing himself.

    Yes, he sounds like just the sort of sober,responsible player we need at Newcastle United!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #20

    Toon1978
    What are you talking about?
    They have never accepted a bid for Cabella

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Cant some rich Arab or Russian just buy us off fat-so?

    Or are we stuck with him till the day he succumbs to his high cholesterol ???

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #22

    17Toon1978

    Well said, totally agree it’s not our fault that club don’t like us

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Tads

    Ok, on FRIDAY morning Lequipe said a deal was very close. So how can the deal be very close only for the price to bloody double?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    Graeme
    No no Barca B
    He never played in the first team, went in a few loan spells and only really got any form of goal scoring record in the Spanish second div which has continued into the powerhouse of the Austrian leagues!

    Yup him and Bendtner
    Were gonna be deadly next season!

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #25

    Tads

    And I was not stating a bid had been accepted, I was ASKING if a bid had been accepted.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #26

    Toon1978
    A media outlet said we were close on Friday?
    So?
    They have been saying that for weeks
    Montpellier have confirmed we bid way way under there asking price and no bid has been accepted

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  • Graeme

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #27

    TADS – but who is going to advertise it was only the “B” team lol – they are always going to big him up. He does obviously know where the back of the net happens to be though.

    At £8 million, he is probably still far too expensive for NUFC.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #28

    The price hasn’t doubled, it’s exactly the same amount they wanted in January

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Graeme
    And he’s 2 years older than our transfer policy states as sadly re confirmed by Charnley

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #30

    Bent&Sidewell…..thats it

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Tads

    Look mate, I know sweet FA about what is going on behind the scenes and I doubt you do either. Not looking for a mad debate mate. It’s Sunday lad…. Chill.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #32

    Tads/Toon1978,
    In Toon1978’s defence I read a couple of stories saying a bid was accepted and Cabella had been given permission to fly to Newcastle before Montpellier changed their minds at the last minute.

    No idea on if there is any truth whatsoever in that, but it was reported by a couple of sources. Personally, it sounds like hogwash to me.

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  • couchy-spennymoor-mags

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #33

    What’s people’s thoughts on whom will win the World Cup?? I must admit I’m very excited about the World Cup starting now. I’ve got 18 England flags to cover the brick work of my house and yesterday I managed to convince wor lass to let me paint a Red Cross on our white garage door haha. I need to lift my spirits up a little as our transfer dealings are far to depressing.

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  • thejokethatisnufc

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Linked to every possible player to play the game of football and signed nobody yet typical nufc this club is a joke and it’s had its heart and soul teared from it

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  • colwell

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #35

    Lets face it this has happened before and will again. We try to get players on cheap then when we can’t, take all blame away from club and say other team moved goal posts. I think it was Gomis before can’t remember?

    Cabella had a really strong end to his season why would they accept half what they value him at?
    Montpelier said we didn’t meet their valuation, Newcastle haven’t mentioned an offer being accepted, it never happened!

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  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #36

    “We were just about to sign him up when Mr Ashley said, Watch Out! A huge flying pig is about to eat you up!
    So I turned round to fight it off. But it must have flown away. And then when I turned back, the deal was off.
    If it hadn’t only have been for that flying pig!!!”

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #37

    I think we are all just pi223d off at the lack of signings over the last few windows. I know I am repeating what everyone already knows but we really need 7 to 8 player in the summer if not more. We will see around 4 or 5 players come in I believe.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Lilo
    After the last few windows not paying any attention to the media
    The Montpellier president was asked if they had accepted a bid for Cabella, he said they had received bids but not accepted any so tbh I’d go with that
    Doubt he’d by given permission to travel mid way through a national training camp we’d have to go out to him

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #39

    1978
    You asked a question that was in the media, I gave an answer direct from there club
    Hardly a debate

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Tads

    Their training camp has finished now mate

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