Remy Cabella started for Marseille in the number 10 role on Sunday at Nantes in a game that Marseille won 1-0 to continue their climb up the French League after a poor start to the season.
Remy Cabella in action for Marseille
Head coach and former Real Madrid midfielder Michel is in background
The win takes Marseilles up to 12th place in the league table with 15 points from 12 league games and it was their second win in a row after winning 2-1 on the road at Lyon in the previous fixture.
But more importantly that was Remy Cabella’s 12th game for the French club and that will automatically trigger his permanent transfer to the club in January.
So that’s the first deal Newcastle will complete in January and we will get round £6M for the French International and that will help offset the £12M we paid Marseilles for Florian Thauvin last summer.
Unfortunately Florian seems to be having some of the same problems with English football that Remy had last season and he is so far struggling to get to grips with the physical side of the game and the very fast pace.
Hopefully Florian will still come through for Newcastle this term.
That’s one deal that will go through and we hope Newcastle will also bring in a top center-back and a top striker and maybe a central midfield player to fortify the squad as we try to retain our position in the Premier League.
Hopefully when the New Year does come around we will be out of the bottom three in the league.