Newcastle Moving Closer To Remy Cabella Deal


There’s a report in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are getting confident they can wrap up a deal for Montpellier play-maker Remy Cabella, and that they have upped their bid to close to £10M (from an initial bid of £6.5M) and as we reported yesterday that’s a good bid for the player, who is said to be (very) keen to join Newcastle United.

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Remy Cabella – keen to move to Newcastle

And Yohan Cabaye has given Newcastle a glowing reference of Cabella, and he has in addition given a glowing report of the Newcastle club to the player himself, while on duty at the World Cup.

And with Cabaye’s continuing positive comments on Newcastle United since he left the club in January, that can only help Newcastle sign a player who has vast potential and could become a terrific signing for the club.

Newcastle are locked in talks right now with Montpellier to get the deal done, and reading the tea leaves it seems that we even now seem to have a decent chance of getting the player on board soon.

Things are definitely picking up speed on the transfer front this week, as Newcastle are trying to get new players on board so they can make the squad for the New Zealand trip.

Our first game in New Zealand is on Tuesday 22nd July against Sydney FC – and that’s less than two weeks away.

We also have to believe the club are discussing the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon, while a delegation is in France this week, but the player has recently said he wants to join a club playing in the Champions League.

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in England.



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27 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Having his Colgate replaced by caustic soda is too good for Ashley !

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  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Moving closer to a Cabella deal doesn’t really carry much weight as we could still be a millions miles away from a deal ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Spoof,
    I took one step closer to the North pole today before turning left and going to the newsagent instead.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #4

    I cant see Nicollin budging, he will make life very hard for NUFC on this deal, even though we are the only club interested.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Jail

    turn left again and you will be going in totally the wrong direction, which is what we appear to do when it comes to getting them over that oh so elusive line !!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #6

    I have to salute this:-
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    The next Mike Williamson // Jul 10, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    If we aren’t competing for anything (cups, league, europa) then the least we should expect is entertainment, flair, excitement, and attacking football.

    Ben Arfa is the only player we have that makes it worth watching. Even when we win, I often feel I’ve wasted 90 minutes because of the way we play.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #7

    So we are aiming for two cores (Siem and Cabella) like how we build computers.

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Morning gents.

    It’s looking good for Cabella which is great stuff. Excellent player who could compliment SDJ very well. £10mil should be enough to secure him. Personal terms no doubt agreed so should happen quickly.

    On Debuchy, shame to see him go, but for the money being talked about, it’s very good. Decent player, and looked one of our best last season, but only because the rest of our squad looked poor. Defensively he came up short time after time. Offensively he looked good, but unfortunately that should be a side product of a full back. The defensive side must be priority.

    Replace debs with Jaanmat and that would be an excellent piece of work. He is much much better positionally and defensively, whilst also showing his style and grace going forward.

    Bring in a few more names to shore up a leaking defense and a lacklustre strike rate, and we will be in good shape.

    The new coaches will hp change our style of play hopefully.

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  • AndytheScientist

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda:

    Ben Arfa is rubbish, he’s mentally not right in the head, and the problem with him is with the other players and not pardew. The players complained that even after a stand up argument with the manager he still got in the team next game. They don’t want to play with him, he’s a liability and 1 good game every now and again isn’t good enough to put up with all the negativity.

    He’s done this at every club he’s been too, he’s trouble, and it was a big mistake buying him in the first place after coming back from serious injury before he’s really proved he was fit.

    He’s been over weight for a year, and has not made any effort to get fit.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #10

    If we spent 30M one January when the reality was we only spent 19M but wages were counted in to the deal, can we now understand that we received 14M for Debuchy plus add ons instead of 10M, or does it not work like that.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Torq

    it’s nice to see someone who is positive, however I am not sure how you believe that the coaches will bring a better style of play, we still have the same manager who undoubtedly will play the system which he wants to play.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Torq

    good to see you back. Any juicy rumours your end?

    When you say hopefully a change of style do you mean the 3 elite coaches now working with the kids ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Torq,
    You make it sound so easy, unfortunately we now all know different and the only way a leaky defence will be considered is if a player who can turn a profit can be found, Lescott may have been an ideal stop gap until Streete or Good possibly come through but there is nothing to be gained out of the deal so therefore we will continue with one of the worst defences in the PL, I always thought we needed a player who could challenge Debuchy for his spot to keep him on his toes, now we need to replace him and find a back up, my memory might not serve me correctly but when did RTaylor ever play at RB ?

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  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Why do people believe that coaches will make a difference, surely these coaches will coach the players to play in the manner which the manager ( whoever that is ) wants the team to play.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Morning all

    Two potentially positive news stories in a row?? I’m scared!!

    Torq. Good to see you back, fella. Hows life?

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Cabella is not playmaker in my opinion.
    He is attacking winger or player behind a striker.if we land him,and assuming no player leaves.we r seventy eight percent ready for the new season.
    Last night jordi clasie impressed me though,please land him to replace anita

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  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Hi Torq

    ANy news on anyone moving out? We know Deb is out, what about Krul, Sissoko, Santon, Obertan, Marveaux?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Spoof

    I would think a top coach would develop each player in a way that suites the individual. These players will then have a set of tools that a positive exciting manager should use accordingly.

    Yes i know……i’ll get me coat 😀

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  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Guys

    Let’s hope that the real pardew want to play beautiful attacking football like The Entertainers way but the coaches failed him.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #20

    Andy the scientist

    Which other club or manager would play someone for the full 90 mins in their first game back after a 4 month lay off on a plastic pitch in sub zero conditions and wonder why the player had a reaction!!

    Anyone who can score the kind of goals we could only dream about and make the assists Ben Arfa has is clearly not rubbish.

    Ba, Cabaye, Colo have all publically complained about Pardew’s tactics so lets not put all the blame on 1 player.

    Plus for all his alleged trouble making Ben Arfa won 5 league titles in France with 2 different clubs and with a manager who wanted to use him correctly rather than emphasize tracking back all the time we would maybe see a more confident player, rather than an easy scapegoat.

    Taking out the Ben Arfa comment the points made by the next Mile Williamson are very valid.

    The next Mike Williamson // Jul 10, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    If we aren’t competing for anything (cups, league, europa) then the least we should expect is entertainment, flair, excitement, and attacking football.

    Even when we win, I often feel I’ve wasted 90 minutes because of the way we play.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Markaccus

    if you or anyone else for that matter feel that due to these coaches coming in we are going to get a different approach in our play then you will probably be sadly wrong, first off they are for the kids and not the first team, and secondly, who the hell are they, I’ll tell you not who they are but what they are, people with certificates to say they have done certain coaching courses, thats all, nothing more, they are not proven in any capacity and they only got the jobs which they have got due to the nessecity of having to have certain pieces of worrthless paper ( certificates ) to maintain cat 1 status. but like so many who have passed their driving test, they may have a licence to say they can drive but as we see everyday half the buggers can’t drive very well, who is too say that these coaches can coach any better than a boy racer can drive ?

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  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #22

    I do hope that nobody is getting exited by these coaches as that would really be clutching at straws, anyway I’m on nightshift so I am now off to bed, good night and god bless.

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #23

    We want to be top 4 or 5 club by 2017 right.this is the time to invest big on Grenier and lacazatte as no one is after them lately.the chances of getting this type of descent players is very slim in the future.splash 25m that ‘d do it.
    Be a risk taker Mikey
    Bcoz they have v.good resale value..

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #24

    I realise the coaches are with the development and youth squads, but I’ve seen first hand at other clubs, how the coaches for all levels tend to overlap at times and hopefully will pull us away from our antiquated style of football under pardew. I don’t necessarily believe that pardew enjoys playing the way he plays, but takes advice from his coaching staff who simply aren’t good enough. Hopefully the new staff will influence the first team training. Wishful thinking? Yeah maybe but it’s all I have! 🙂

    Debs was always going to go once cabaye went, and that’s inevitable. By the hopefully we have addressed this early and put plans in place for a replacement. We had to play more defensive football purely because we were on the back foot and our defence was poor.

    On players going out, can’t see us shipping out sissoko or Santon. We know our weakness is up top and at the back. Of course if big money offers come in, any one of our players could leave. But thats a big if. HBA won’t go imo. Nobody seems to want to touch him and he may just see out his contract and leave.

    Yeah I’m positive and maybe deluded, but I honestly think with the right key signings we will be ok. Richards would be a good singing, Ron vlaar maybe. Yanga will stay and play more of a part at CB this year. Just hope we can upgrade colo and Willo with some real quality.

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  • AndytheScientist

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Sorry Rotonda i just don’t agree, i’ve seen enough world class players in the 35 years i’ve watched newcastle to know Ben Arfa doesn’t even come close. The closest to him skill wise and way he can run with the ball would be beardsley, who also worked hellishly hard for the team, tackling back and winning the ball.

    To list some of his faults:

    He doesn’t tackle back,
    He doesn’t know when to release the ball,
    He tries to beat 1 man too many most of the time,
    He loses the ball in bad positions,

    I fully understand we’re not in the market for world class players anymore, the days of the entertainers, the ginolas of this world are not even close to being on our radar anymore, but that doesn’t mean we shoud gush over a player who has 1 good game in 6 at best. If he was
    there would be interest in signing him, the fact no one at all wants a player we’d be asking no more than 2-3M for says it all to me.

    I’m sure the same fans cheered every time lua lua came on.. In reality he was crap too. It’s a moot point anyway as Ben Arfa will never play for us again, hopefully we can buy some other attacking options that can both attack, excite and work hard too. As that’s the requirement of a modern footballer.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #26

    He is on holiday in corsica – not going any where for the next few days

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  • Geordie1

    Jul 11, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #27

    To be honest I couldnt care less anymore whether we sign Cabella or pretty much anyone else!

    The reality is that anyone we sign who turns out to have the required quality will either be itching for a move or will be sold for big profit in a years time.

    The club is rotten to the core.

    I just cant get excited about any of it anymore.

    ASHLEY OUT!!!!!!

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