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Newcastle Already Have One Deal Completed For The Summer

3:14 pm, Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

On loan Newcastle midfielder Remy Cabella will sign full time for Marseille in the summer when his loan deal completes and as we understand it once he had played 12 first team games for Marseille the permanent transfer automatically kicks in.

In his loan contract there was a clause/option to buy for €8M (£6.3M), so it looks like we will get most of our money back that we paid out to Montpellier about twenty months ago for the French International – most estimates are that we paid around £7M for him.

Olympique Marseille v Montpellier - French Ligue 1 - Velodrome stadium

Remy Cabella in Marseille colors

Cabella is one of three Frenchmen brought in by Chief Scout Graham Carr who have failed rather miserably at Newcastle since being signed in the last eighteen months – with Florian Thauvin and Emmanuel Riviere being the other two.

Those three players cost Newcastle around £28M – and they were not good buys for us.

The Frenchman has said this about the deal in Foot Mercato:

“Yes, there is an option to buy; this was expected from the start.

“Under normal circumstances, I will be at Marseille next season as I am happy and I have adapted well. I get along well with the club, the staff, and all the players. There is a great atmosphere.

“Now I want to help the club to get back to the highest level.”

Remy has done quite well at Marseille after a rather slow start and he has 5 goals in 27 appearances for the south of France club and obviously the French League is much more to his liking than the more physical Premier League.

The 25-year-old played 34 times for Newcastle last season with one goal,  but he was shipped out on loan last summer as Newcastle seemed to have give up on him and that was a surprise to us.

Then Graham Carr brought in a similar player with similar physique – Florian Thauvin.


Anyway, it seems that Newcastle have already one deal completed for this summer and the deal will become official on July 1st.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Remy Cabella · Transfer News and Rumours

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Maybe it wasn’t very nice and I should know better but I once read an article on the TV series Deadwood, it said Billy the kid was a moron, I went through a bit of a period calling welshgeordie9 a moron because I believe he acts like one.

  • 2 Silk Cut // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    JfA with a face like a leaky haggis

  • 3 stan anderson // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM significance whatsoever.
    He was a great player for the Toon as well as the unwashed.
    I wish we had a young Stan at the moment playing in the team.

  • 4 Jib // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Gordon is a moron

  • 5 Jib // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    That’s according to jilted John

  • 6 Dime Bar // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Jib have you been listening to Jilted John?

  • 7 Dime Bar // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Norwich are playing well….too well!

  • 8 Ron Knee // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Chelsea’s defence has been taking a few tips from ours.

  • 9 firebug666 // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Just got back in, one result in our favour, nil, nil in the others so far c’mon Leicester and Stoke do us a favour.

  • 10 Jib // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    I just watched him on YouTube and unfortunately he was introduced by Jimmy Savile on ToTP – twas creepy !

  • 11 JamesToon // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Honestly think that bournemotuh at home will be a very difficult game, lot of our fans predicting a win, if we’re not 100% at it then we will struggle they play in a way we always struggle against, stretching the pitch and a lot of pace up front.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Stange song, was it number one

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    They will be absolutely baying for revenge as well

  • 14 Jib // Feb 27, 2016 at 3:54 PM

  • 15 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Any chance in the summer we can swap Tim krul with fraser forster? Southampton look a different outfit with him in goal. Stunning performance at Chelsea now at they lead 1-0….

    He’s come so far since we sold him. Amazing.

  • 16 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Carr must be investigated for his signings in France. How did he kiss a host of players like payet and mahrez. He’s definitely corrupted.

  • 17 JamesToon // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:19 PM


    exactly they work so hard on and off the ball and that’s proven as they’re too of the league for most distance run

  • 18 welshgeordie9 // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Looking forward to the rugby later, come on Ireland.

  • 19 Jib // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    😎 Welshie

  • 20 Dime Bar // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    England to beat Ireland by 20

  • 21 welshgeordie9 // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM


    Sorry mate couldn’t resist.

  • 22 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    The deal we should have completed already is getting Aarons on a new contract.
    Too many other clubs sniffing around for my liking. Head gets turned and away he goes… just as he matures as a player.

    I suppose as long as we have a good sell on % the management won’t mind.

  • 23 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Sell sissoko and get Redmond in from Norwich. English and all round a better winger and player than sissoko.

  • 24 jane // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    goal Leicester

  • 25 Dime Bar // Feb 27, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Hurray goal Leicester

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Feb 27, 2016 at 5:12 PM


    kiirchcoff had a shocking debut but is fnding his feet and he was very effective today

  • 27 Ron Knee // Feb 27, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Clash of the dinosaurs

  • 28 toon kk // Feb 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    WB 2-0 up against palace

  • 29 Online Guy // Feb 27, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Ian Toon , there was no provocateur

    I posted a joke about a ride on lawnmower..( a Sheep with a plastic chair on its back)

    You then told me to stop injecting myself intravenously after I answered your question “are you in the music Bizz” I replied yes ..and you then cast a shadow that I’m a drug Addict who injects illegal drugs

    Way below the belt , and damn offensive ..and in response to a Joke

    You got some serious problems..think about it , you would not say it to me face to face ..that has me thinking your a little coward.


  • 30 JamesToon // Feb 27, 2016 at 6:12 PM


  • 31 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 27, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Lol palace fans turning on pardew. Pardew showing that he indeed is a rubbish manager. Alot of fluke results he has making him look like a premier league manager.

    They are hoofing the ball bypassing the midfield to the 2 upfront. Exactly what he used to do with us. Good riddance.

  • 32 Jib // Feb 27, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Mr Tuff @29
    Give it a rest man
    You fool no one
    Grow up you big baby

  • 33 anthc // Feb 27, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    To think most pundits were bigging pardumb up for the England job hahaha!
    There getting sucked right in to a relegation scrap!
    I wonder if he and mclaren were on the same coaching course!

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