It seems that Newcastle are keen to sign three Frenchmen as soon as possible, according to a report in the Journal today, and only one of them is currently participating in the World Cup in Brazil, so there’s no good reason why we cannot make progress in the next week or two.
Remy Cabella – wants to join Newcastle
The three players who Newcastle will go after are all good ones and it seems the Toon are still confident of landing Montpellier right winger Remy Cabella, despite the (regular) protestations of their Chairman Louis Nicollin, and that his club want something like £12M for the player, which is more than Newcastle want to pay.
It seems that Cabella is still very keen to join the Magpies, and he would be a top signing for us, and it even seems that Newcastle have a very decent chance of signing the 24 year-old French International, who has played once so far for France.
The other two players who Newcastle want to sign are also good ones and are also full French Internationals.
They are Clement Grenier of Lyon, who we were after in January to replace Yohan Cabaye, and the other is 23 year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette, who is also at Lyon.
Both youngsters are excellent young technical players, and they would fit in well and be terrific signings for Newcastle, but we expect both to be pursued by bigger clubs than Newcastle.
And Newcastle have so far drawn a blank on most of our targets, and we need to start pushing hard to get new players in.
But push is coming to shove now, and with training starting up again in less than two weeks time at the Benton Training grounds. we really need to get some of these targets on board so they can have a full pre-season at Newcastle.
Now’s the time for Managing Director Lee Charnley to show he can get the job done on Tyneside.
Written from London, England.