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.
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?