Remy Cabella played his 11th game for Marseille yesterday as the south of France club won 2-1 at Lille and Cabella had a good game and one more appearance will see his transfer to the French club become permanent in January.
The win put Marseilles up to 14th place with 12 points from 11 games and it’s been a difficult start for Marseille after losing many of their best players last summer.
Remy Cabella at Marseille
Remy started the game and put in a good performance as he begins to settle in at Marseille and it is now certain he will sign for them on a permanent basis.
Remy was sent out on loan initially in part exchange for Florina Thauvin and it looks like we will get £6M for Remy so that’s about half of the £12M fee we paid Marseille for Thauvin.
Unfortunately so far this season Thauvin is having the exact same problems that Cabella had last on and is finding it difficult to settle in on Tyneside and produce his best form.
We’re still not sure why we brought in Florian who seems a very similar player to Cabella who had just failed to make the grade in England.
Steve McClaren said it was because of his crossing ability.
We just have to hope that Florian comes through this season – and there’s still time.
In January we must bring in some defenders since we have already conceded 22 goals in our first 10 league games and if that average continues it would be 84 goals conceded over the full 38 game season.
If we do concede 84 goals it will be a certainty we will also be relegated to the Championship.
In the last three seasons we have conceded a total of 190 goals for an average of about 63 goals per season.
It’s not rocket science to work out that our defense is the big weakness.