Newcastle Make Improved £9.6M Bid For Remy Cabella

There was news yesterday that since France are now out of the World Cup, Newcastle will make their move to get Remy Cabella to Tyneside, and there is news in the French press today that the Magpies will go back in with a much improved bid of €12M (about £9.6M) for the French International midfielder.

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Remy Cabella – French reports say £9.5M bid lodged

We hope that’s true and we hoped yesterday that the bid would be a much better one than the initial £6.5M we lodged for the right winger – and that was the same bid that was rejected by Montpellier in January – so we’re not sure of the logic behind that first bid this summer.

The Montpelier Chairman Louis Nicollin wants €16M (about £12.8M) for Cabella, so it seems Newcastle have done a binary chop – and went in about half way between what we first bid ( €8M) and what Nicollin wants ( €16M) – which is usually a good way to go when in negotiations.

Nicollin could well back off that £12.8M figure, since Cabella did not get any playing time in the World Cup,and of course Montpellier were hoping he would come in for a game – play well and his value would go shooting up – but that didn’t happen.

That seems a good bid by Newcastle and could well be accepted by the French club – and it’s (very) good that Newcastle are cutting to the chase and not going back in with an increased bid of say £7.5M – selling clubs are getting a little tired of Newcastle doing that.

So if the news is true, this is very good move by Newcastle, and who knows we could even be successful – and certainly Remy Cabella would be a great signing for us.

What do you think?

Written while on vacation in England.

14 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Jul 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    I hope there right.

  • G

    Jul 9, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Do the French press have the inside track at SJP? Or is it French tabloids merely speculating again? For what it’s worth, I would say between 8-10M is about his true value, so a 9.5M bid would’nt be a bad bit of business for us.

  • Graeme

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    We desperately need creativity in the middle of the park and some service to our non existant strike force – whoever may eventually turn up in that role!!

    It doesn’t matter how good the incoming striker(s) is/are – without a good supply line, they are wasted. The biggest problem in the 2nd half of last season, once Cabaye had been cashed in!!

  • Thump

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    @Lilo: From the other thread, aye that’s him having dinner alright! It’s the caption that gets me about the “healthy dinner”. To me it’s about Pards saying he was out of shape and struggling for fitness. He did something similar before the Arsenal game where he was cheering on Demba to score, announced he wasn’t travelling to London and wished the lads well, again, seems a bit passive aggressive when tied to the pic.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    I see rumours are abound that HBA is refusing to leave the club and will sit out his remaining year before leaving on a free. Another demonstration of a poor attitude. He should be desperate to move and play, and prove what he can do.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Okay, gotcha. Did you see the photo Tads put on here yesterday showing him with a wee paunch. Nowt to serious, but if he wanted to get back into the good books at the club (as he claimed after the season ended) then he hardly went about it the right way. As Benzema said, the lad has issues he needs to deal with.

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    bring him and lacazatte here Mikey…
    then flying with b&w stripes…

  • Slank

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #8

    With an exchange rate of 1.26 Sterling to the Euro now is the time to buy in Europe.

    I would imagine that Cabella is just fed up and itching to go after all the speculation which has been going on for months now.

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    our starting eleven’d look atleast like this:
    santon. mbiwa. colo. haida
    sissoko. tiote. siem DJ. cabella
    lacazatte. cisse/BA

  • ToonTiger

    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    We have always been at the mercy of HBA and his temperament. The sooner he’s shipped out the better.

    His presence at the club is seemingly becoming negative, time to cut him loose.

  • nufc 11

    Jul 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Dont know about this fella if he was all that good other clubs would hijacking the deal, Look at Yanga everyone was in for him supposedly yet no one came in and bid for him when nufc bought him last year and it looks like we know why now, same could be said about Ben Arfa if the so called big clubs thought they could cut the mustard them players wouldn’t be coming to nufc so if we are going to be a mid table team there is plenty of players proven in the PL that could do a job for a mid table PL team without having to go to France to find them and taking risks that cost a small fortune and cant move them on. That therefore causes panic in the board room so they start dismantling the team selling the star players the ease the other problem of not shifting the deadwood draining the wage bill. The whole thing has relegation written all over it.

  • Sav

    Jul 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Swapping Debuchy for Cabella – both France internationals, one being younger and a forward – can’t argue with the logic if Remy works out as Carr beleives he will and that we can find a good direct replacement for Debuchy.

  • mike fat ashley

    Jul 9, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    It will be same old story “we tried to get them over the line” more lies

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 9, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Toon Tiger at 10
    You write as though this were possible.
    It isn’t


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