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.
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.