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 – 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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Written while on vacation in England.