When Yohan Cabaye signed on for Newcastle United three years ago from Lille for €5M – he was simply delighted to be on Tyneside, and couldn’t believe his luck in getting a deal at Newcastle.
Remy Cabella – on his debut against Manchester City
And in much the same way, we have been impressed at the way Remy Cabella also seems delighted to have signed on at Newcastle, and Cabella picked up his second cap and first start for France a couple of days ago, and has a very good game.
The 24 year-old has talked to French radio station RMC:
“I am very happy to have signed for Newcastle. That’s what I wanted.” “I wanted to take the next step and discover a new championship. We must put the wheels in motion, win matches and then things will be even better.”
“I know a few English phrases – I have started lessons. I have an English teacher now.” “It was my first start, it was good, but I know I can do a lot more, it is up to me to progress.¨
“The French manager asked me to play wide, but also come inside. That’s how I got a lot of ball.” “It will now be about how I perform for my club.”
Cabella also indicated during the interview that Marseilles – who were continually linked with the player this year – did make an offer for him in the summer.
We expect Cabella to improve a lot at Newcastle, and we’ll just have to wait and see how much he does improve in the next couple of years.
But if he follows Yohan Cabaye, then we dare say he could be wanting away from Newcastle in a couple of years time – in order to further his football career.
Yohan stayed a short two and a half years, and he was a much better player when he left than when he arrived.
It’s also hard to blame the lad for wanting away, because he wanted to play at the highest level in the Champions League.
Of course in two years time Newcastle could be challenging for a top six position in England, and if that happens we doubt that Remy Cabella would want to leave Tyneside.
Let’s hope the powers that be at Newcastle (also known as Mike Ashley) get a big shot of ambition over the next few years, and if that happens we may even be able to keep our best players on Tyneside, and start to build a really strong side.
If we can do that then Newcastle will also stop being a selling club.
There’s a decent strategy for Newcastle over the next two or three years.
What do you think?
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