Newcastle Back In For Cabella With Improved Bid

It’s not surprising that Newcastle are reported today to be ready to submit an improved bid for top midfield target 24 year-old Remy Cabella of Montpellier, after our initial bid of £6.5M was turned down by the French club last Friday.

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Remy Cabella – Newcastle will bid for a second time

And Newcastle seem to be going all out to get a number of players singed before the World Cup starts next Thursday in Brazil.

We reported last night that Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin wants around double the fee Newcastle bid for Cabella last week, and he cites the transfer for €15M (£12.2M) of Thauvin from Lille to Marseilles last summer, and says Remy Cabella is a better player than 21 year-old Florian Thauvin – case proved.

One report in Foot Mercato  today suggests that Newcastle’s second bid will be substantially higher than £6.5M, but we have our doubts that it will be accepted – but you never know and we’ve been wrong before.

If this news is true, we should hear something in the next day or two, as to whether our second offer has been accepted.

Lat week there was news that the compensation package that Newcastle will offer to Cabella is acceptable to him and his agent, who is his father Hector.

But it was also suggested in the local press that Montpellier had encouraged Newcastle to put in the initial bid, which they thought would have been acceptable to the French club, and certainly Newcastle will not be paying £12M to get their man.

We hope the bid is successful, because Remy Cabella is an excellent player already, and he will only improve on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

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15 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Substantially higher in our ‘strategy’ could be as little as 500K.
    See previous thread.

  • Thump

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Watch out, Nicollin! We’re going to test you with a whole £6.6m!

  • Blofal

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we will go €10 mill take it or leave it. That is a more than fair price.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Rooney Toons,
    Ashley wants to sell alright, but not for less than 260M so we are stuck with him for the next six years regardless whether he coughs up this summer or not.

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Anyone else find it strange that we’re constantly linked with Jack of all trade player’s but master’s of none?

    Soon the team will be full of them with no specialists in any positions apart from goalkeepers

    Who needs a striker? Nar we’ll stick willo up there he’ll do a job!

    Maybe parsnip will get his wish now that the ginja ninja looks like he’s signing……4 left backs on the pitch at the same time

    And jimmy how can you say we are building a team to challenge the top 6 when we continually sells our better players in the name of profit?

    Fcuking waste of spunk the lot of them!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #6

    And if they come back and say £10M what then, walk away from a target we’ve reportedly scouted for a couple of years now and watch him go elsewhere or struggle without him until he’s available for £7M unless we are in the sh!t and pay the £10M for him in January anyway.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #7

    You say he sells our better players, Jimmy says he tries to keep them, someone can’t be right, I’ll go and check transfers ‘OUT’ on

  • RooneyToons

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Maybe if we all suddenly pretend to love Ashley he’ll get confused and leave…..


  • RooneyToons

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    If Lallana is worth 25 then Cabella has got to be worth 15 at least… Let’s face it the French team is a lot better than England’s and he’s getting in that younger than Lallana has for England
    There actually very similar players

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #10

    So we’ve added a pack of salted nuts and one ride in Ashley’s helicopter then

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11


    Was having the same concerns yesterday, we’re rapidly running out of specialist players. It’s reducing the overall quality of the squad. Very worrying.

  • magicbus

    Jun 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Famous words coming soon “ Just couldn`t get him over the line “. Please prove me wrong.

  • sa80teur

    Jun 5, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Montpellier are always a pain in the bum to deal with.

  • usmagpie

    Jun 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Simple really we sold Cabaye for 20 odd million so give them 12 million for this kid, he has been seen as the next Cabaye type player. I don’t get why we would not just do the deal, get him and Colback in the middle of the park, one play maker and one battler that gives it 100% could be a good partnership.


    Jun 6, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Lets face it lads, this Niccollin bloke is gonna screw us for as much as he can get? I say we do a deal for Cabella and then never have any contact with Montpelier under any circumstance?


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