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Cabella To Sign For Newcastle Within 48 Hours

7:29 am, Saturday, July 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Remy Cabella was born in Ajaccio in Corsica, and he is on a vacation there at the moment after his World Cup exploits, and the Chronicle is reporting that the deal to bring him to Newcastle is a done deal, with a fee of £12M agreed with Montpellier,  and his compensation package also agreed.

Remy Cabella Montpellier +Herault+SC+v+Toulouse+TiKjXZRmypXl

Remy Cabella – soon to be a Newcastle United player

You’ve got to give Newcastle credit where it’s due,  and they have paid close to what Louis Nicollin wanted for his winger, assuming it’s £12M, which is what’s being reported, and not €12M (£9.6M).

The next thing is his medical and he will be flying in over the weekend to take that,  and then he will sign along the dotted line and become Newcastle’s fourth signing this summer and joins Siem de Jong (£6.5M), Jack Colback (free agent) and Ayoze Perez (£1.4M) at the club.

It will bring Newcastle’s spending this summer so far to close to  £20M, and we are after a number of other very good players.

Cabella  will sign a six year deal at Newcastle, and the 24 year-old is at an age when playing in the Premier League will only improve his game, and we hope he will quickly improve as other French players have done, once they arrive on Tyneside.

When Cabella left for his vacation he was told he would be kept in the loop on any progress, so it didn’t take long after that for the deal to be agreed between the two clubs with President Laurent Nicollin telling the French press that a deal had been agreed.

Newcastle are getting what they wanted for Mathieu Debuchy and with bonuses that is around £12M – which is what Newcastle have invested in Cabella – who is almost five years younger than Debuchy.

What we like about this deal is that Newcastle have paid out good money for an excellent player, and we hope this is the start of Newcastle being more ambitious – and even targeting a top four spot.

We don’t want to get too carried away – but this is an excellent deal for Newcastle United.

Well done Lee Charnley and the other people involved in making it happen.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Remy Cabella · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · World Cup 2014



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 12, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Now Pardue just need to wake up and smell the Ben Arfa ;) then this is starting to look like something!

    …we need to add two strikers and a new RB.

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 12, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Would still like to see us upgrade a few players, but if that happens it’s going to be a massive change this season ( maybe even too big)

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 12, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    It does look like Emmanuel Rivière is main target (but who knows what’s going behind scene)

  • 4 stuart no9 // Jul 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    stuart no9 // Jul 12, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    willow——the biggest problem we’ve got is Pardew, he is still here. ok , say cabella signs , which is now looking highly likely- not knocking that at all, and say bennie stays . If SDJ turns out to be better than i think he is, we still have a problem up front. right , say the unthinkable happens and we snap remy up, we would still need another goal scorer as cover or we will be back to where we were last season , short up front, lots of the ball – no end product, also with all the skill we will have in the side , is that not going to be a little to much for pards to get his head around, the ball will be moving that fast up front , pards wont be able to keep up with it . the ball will be in the net while he is still looking in the box ,- thats not his game , he will dfind a way to slow it down to his pace , coz that is what he does. good players – bad manager, and the team is only as good as the manager they have , that why i find it hard to get excited, i can see whats coming .

  • 5 stuart no9 // Jul 12, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    so £12m for cabella- £6m for SDJ . —- £18M outgoings, and £32m in from the debuchy and cabs sale . hes still up to the tune of £14m , unless he spends that on a couple of goalscorers this window wont be good enough.

  • 6 Keith in France // Jul 12, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    What a lot of miserable bloggers are on this site.
    This is a great signing – I have seen him play many times and he is an excellent player.

    I think even if we signed Ronaldo there would still be people moaning.

  • 7 stuart no9 // Jul 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    keith in france—-who said he wasnt a good player???

  • 8 ethiotoon // Jul 12, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Welcome to NUFC & BPL..cabby
    We are now 80% ready for the new SSN.
    Take time on ur holiday,talented players don’t need too much time to collaborate
    with new mates.
    We need to upgrade some flops though:
    Gosling-colback(done)
    Ameobi-Reviere/muriel
    Remy-lacazatte/aubameyang
    Cisse-demba ba
    Obertan-cabella
    Debuchy-janmaat/van Rhijn
    Cabaye-Grenier/siem DJ
    Anita-jordi clasie/anel hadzic

  • 9 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 12, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Great News :) :) :)
    that’s what I want to read and we want more & more & more
    we have suffered enough last season and we deserve it and
    I hope we secure a top 6 finish next season !! AT LEAST .




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