There is a report in La Provence today that Remy Cabella could find himself on loan next season at Marseilles, but that will depend among other things, on West Ham being successful in their bid to sign Dimitri Payet this summer.
Remy Cabella – in action for Newcastle last season
The report suggests that Marseilles have been interested in Remy Cabella over the last tow or three years, before he signed last year for Newcastle, but the 25 year-old had a tough baptism in English football last season.
Remy – like a lot of other players at the club – played nowhere near his best form last term.
Marseilles President Vincent Labrune is said to have met Cabella’s father and his advisors repeatedly in the past, and two years ago they made an offer of €8.5M (about £6M) to Montpellier that was turned down by club President Louis Nicollin.
Marseilles are considering getting Cabella on a season long loan deal for next season, and that he could even be used in exchange for Florian Thauvin – according to the report in La Provence.
The report also suggests that Remy Cabella wants to leave Newcastle, and that he has told his advisers to find him a new club – in Spain.
This is the translation of the La Provence report about Cabella wanting away from Newcastle:
RC (Remy Cabella) (31 games, 21 starts for 1 goal) wishes to leave the north-east of England. The champion of France, crowned in 2012, has informed his representatives at the end of last year that Spain is his preference, including Sevilla.¨
But we’d be very surprised if that is accurate.
Newcastle have already supposedly bid for Florian Thauvin, and if the news last night is accurate – he has turned down Newcastle and would prefer a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham in north London.
So if that news is accurate forget about offering Remy Cabella in part exchange for Thauvin – it wouldn’t happen.
But we would also be surprised if Steve McClaren would allow Remy Cabella to go on loan this summer, or even leave the club permanently.
Steve McClaren has been brought in to get the very best out of players just like Cabella – who under-performed for Newcastle last season.
Cabella didn’t have a good first season on Tyneside, but he did show in patches what he is capable of, and players often need time to settle in the Premier League.
We would be very surprised if Cabella is not at Newcastle this September.
What do you think?