Remy Cabella Saga Has Already Gone On Too Long

There was another shot taken at Newcastle United yesterday by 70 year-old Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin, as the saga to get Remy Cabella to the club is expected to drag on (and on) this summer, with the news that Montpellier will not sell their winger until the World Cup ends on July 13th.

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Remy Cabella – saga has already gone on too long

And the World Cup got off to a decent start yesterday, but Brazil were lucky to beat Croatia 3-1, and they had to rely on the referee to give them a very soft penalty with the scores at 1-1 in the second half – and it seems that blatant diving in the penalty box still has its rewards.

But if Brazil are going to do well in this tournament their defense will need to improve big time.

And there was also news that Newcastle could make as much as £60M profit this financial year which ends at the end of the month – and since we made £9.9M in profit last year and have received more than £35M extra from the Premier League there’s a potential £44M in profit.

And of course the new Wonga deal has clicked,  in and we also got £20M for Yohan Cabaye in January, and have spent very little on incoming transfers.

As far as Newcastle getting Remy Cabella to the club, it looks like that will drag on and on after Newcastle put in a €8M bid, and Nicollin has said he wants €16M – which is around £12.8M.

Why don’t Newcastle put in a bid of say €12M, and then see how Montpellier react, and then maybe a third bid of €14M could be necessary, and we could get Cabella to Newcastle.

He would be worth that amount – but unfortunately that’s not the bold way Newcastle go about their transfer business – but it is the way top clubs in Europe operate.

Newcastle are starting to attract more ridicule from Chairman like Louis Nicollin, for their miserly and thrifty dealings in the transfer market.

Newcastle should put in more ambitious bids for their targets, to let other clubs and not least the Newcastle fans, know that we are serious about strengthening the squad this summer.

But that’s (probably) not going to happen – and we’ll see another long drawn out saga – this time for Cabella this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • nut meg

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #1

    cyprus @ 28
    IMHO we are way too slow in the heart of our defense.Taylor,Williamson & Collo must be replaced if we are to stop conceding so many goals,playing MYM in his proper position would be a beginning but we still need better & quicker CBs. I’m sure a good coach would be able to organise the defense far better than our manager has done these last few years. Where we are desperate for pace is up front,we won’t get anywhere with plodders.Defenders are scared of attackers with pace so I can only hope that our dear leader dips into his wedge & buys what we need & not just anybody who is cheap no matter what position he plays in. I wish !

  • firebug666

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #2

    In my honest opinion we should not have sold even one season ticket, What are you going to get for your money?

    The club have promised the fans absolutely nothing and that is exactly what we will get. Pathetic football pushed forward by a pathetic manager with no ambition to win anything.

    Where is the excitement? We already know what the target is for next season, staying in the premiership. We already know we are not going for any of the cups, we also know we will not be pushing for a European place.

    So even before the season has started we have been told we have nothing to play for except our Premiership status.

    Why spend a small fortune buying season tickets for that. Not to mention the pathetic football displayed on the pitch, the pathetic tactics by a totally inept manager.

    This season needs to start the way last season ended. WITH PROTESTS against the regime.

  • BuckLuck

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #3

    I back Louis Nicollin 100%

    Cabella is worth a lot more than our first offer, and our first offer is more like mockery than a real offer really.
    I also agree that Cabella should go to a bigger and better suited club than Newcastle. He will develop more under an attacking manager and will be wasted here as long as Pardew is manager.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #4

    The ridicule is totally justified as we are a complete joke.

  • firebug666

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #5

    From previous,

    None! The club are already generating enough money to pay all their bills, and we made a small profit of 9 + million last season without the TV money or the Cabaye money.

    We have the money to spend on some decent players just Cashley will not spend it. It was stated that the club had to be able to support itself and work within it’s means. We are now in a position to do that so why are we not?

  • jettson1971

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #6


    I couldn’t agree more! Club is a joke wit no ambition, I cancelled my 25yr season ticket on 31/1/14, as it was clear where we were going, I will always support the team, but never the regime. Only one way fans can protest and thats to give the bank of Ashley no more funds.

  • musomag

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #7

    The most annoying things about this blog are the Eff’ing App Pop-ups every few seconds. What’s the score Ed? We want to read NUFC related news not buy into Zynga Poker or play Juice Cubes…..please get that sorted out. Thank you

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #8

    The biggest worry is Pardew. However, the second is our inability to get the right players. Bony at the start of last season was clearly a no brainer to a good scout. Colback is no better than what we’ve got. This has all the makings of a perfect storm.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Jun 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9


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