Montpellier’s 70 year-old Chairman Louis Nicollin has said his €15M I (£12.2M) valuation of his top midfielder Remy Cabella, is a fair one, after he turned down Newcastle’s offer last week of €8M (£6.5M) for his winger.
Remy Cabella – Montpellier want €15M
Nicollin now wants just less than twice what Newcastle have initially offered, but we have to remember that the Montpellier Chairman simply doesn’t like Newcastle, and he has already told Cabella that Newcastle would be a poor choice of club.
This is what Nicollin has told Midi Libre today:
“OM bought Thauvin for €15M and he isn’t as good as Cabella.”
Cabella has been told he can leave Montpellier this summer, after he helped his club just avoid relegation last season.
Marseilles vastly overpaid last summer to sign a Newcastle target Florian Thauvin from Lille, for a massive €15M.
Louis Nicollin – Montpellier Chairman
We expect Newcastle to increase their offer for Cabella, but maybe only by a couple of million, and if we were to hazard a guess, we’d say that Montpellier will sell Cabella for a lot less than €15M, but maybe not to Newcastle United.
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