Newcastle United midfield target Clement Grenier of Lyon re-injured his groin yesterday in training, and L’Equipe is reporting in France this morning that he has been withdrawn from the France squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
Remy Cabella – brought into France World Cup squad
And another Newcastle target – Remy Cabella – has been called up into the France squad to replace him, and that may hinder Newcastle attempts to get Cabella to Newcastle.
But it will give the 24 year-old Montpellier midfielder some very good experience to be part of the France World Cup squad over the next four weeks or so.
Grenier had groin problems at the end of March, and that seems to have been what he’s re-injured, so it’s a pity for the 23 year-old Lyon play-maker, who is also a potential target of Newcastle this summer.
Cabella seems to be coming through for France, after he picked up his first full cap last week, and Newcastle would do very well to get him signed up before the World Cup starts next Thursday – but that could be difficult.