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First Transfer Deal Ready To Be Completed In January

9:31 am, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Florian Thauvin · Recruitment · Remy Cabella · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Themesh // Nov 3, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    click bait of a headline as usual lol

  • 2 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    We have only 3 CMs, surely this is as much a priority as CB?

    Tiote, Anita and Colback can all play the holding role but we dont have a Cabaye-type Cm to offer anything going forward.

    Shawcross clone
    Cabaye clone
    Vardy clone


  • 3 John Tudor // Nov 3, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    ashley clone
    god forbid

  • 4 catchy in norway // Nov 3, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Dangerous goods course , p45should come with a label

  • 5 AncientC // Nov 3, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    So the £50 million spend is now down to £44 million with the cabella recoup. Add to that the £13 million wasted on Thauvin, the true value of the summer recruitment was approximately £31 million.

    Not a massive amount of effective spending, for a side that finished last season with the worst form in the division. The football is improving but another spend is clearly needed, proven by the record of 2 wins in the last 22 league games.

  • 6 AncientC // Nov 3, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Thauvin is on 40k a week to boot. No other clubs will be picking up that tab, so it looks like more than just his fee wasted. It is wages, a squad place, value recoup etc.

    Odd looking gamble on an out of form player.

  • 7 lesh // Nov 3, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Oooh, that’s £6m towards the Charlie Austin fund! Progress at last……

    It’s becoming more and more obvious that Marseille wanted rid of Thauvin but for crying out loud, they must’ve seen us coming to ask and get £12m for him!

    Why do we end up buying pups? Has Carr any personal interest in deals such as Thauvin?

  • 8 BeeGuy // Nov 3, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Let’s hope Thauvin is diligently working to get his mind and body into EPL quality performance level. Now, he is too weak and is slow to make a decision what to do with the ball or where to be to get a pass. One would hope his professional pride would kick in and he would strive to adjust.

  • 9 funlovingexpress // Nov 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    So we have lost money again. If we carry on losing vast amounts of money when selling players we are going to have nowt left.

    It would be nice if we could actually make a profit for a change.

    Truth be told we are probably the worst in the premiership for it, apart from perhaps sunderland who always buy over the hill prima donnas with no resale value.

    In the last five years we have only really made money on 3 players. Even Chelsea do better than that.

  • 10 Visten // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Clickbait headline…..not needed.

  • 11 Ravostag // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Give the lad a chance he might come good look at collo after a bad first season he improved ( but then it was only temporary) and he went back to how he was!

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