There are reports coming through from France that Newcastle are set to sign Montpellier star winger Remy Cabella, after we have finally agreed a deal for £12M – which is almost twice the initial bid of £6.5M we made a few weeks ago.
Remy Cabella – agreement reached
Montpellier were also holding out for €16M (£12.8M) – so it looks like Newcastle got very close to that – and that reflects well on Newcastle – that we are (hopefully now) willing to spend the money to get our top targets through the door.
The news in the French press is that Montpellier President Laurent Nicollin, the son of Louis Nicollin – the one who hates Newcastle – has told French media they have finally agreed a deal with Newcastle United.
Laurent doesn’t waste words – and this is what he told the French press late this afternoon:
“We have a deal.”
Cabella finally made the French World Cup squad this summer when he replaced the injured Franck Ribery, but he didn‘t see any playing time, and ever since Newcastle went in for him in January he made it known he was keen to join Newcastle.
This is a major breakthrough by Newcastle, and it even shows the club are willing to pay out the money to get their targets.
Well done Newcastle – assuming this news is true.
Written while on vacation in England.