Remy Cabella is expected to sign for Marseille on July 1st – the first day of the transfer window – for an already agreed to €8M (£6.3M) and that deal will provide some funds for Rafa Benitez to use this summer in the transfer window.
And Remy was out on loan last season and played poorly for us the season before in his only season in England – and so he will not be missed.
Marseille triggered a transfer clause in the contract earlier last season, when he had made 12 first team appearances for the French side.
Remy Cabella – deal for €8M already agreed
And news today in the Chronicle that Rafa Benitez has told Florian Thauvin’s agents to find a new club for him and it is an open question as to whether we can get the £13M we invested in the 23 year-old less than a year ago.
That was another poor deal for a French winger instigated by Chief Scout Graham Carr.
Thauvin would like to stay with Marseille and maybe they could offer a good price for Florian, but only if the cash-strapped club is bought by Iranian investors associated with Iran Air – for around €100M (£79M).
But potential good news for Newcastle is their intention is to invest some big money in the south of France club to make them real competitors to PSG in the French League and be a club to reckon with in Europe.
The news is they will invest a massive €500M (£395M) in both the squad and the club’s overall facilities – so there may be £13M there they would be willing to pay for Thauvin?
Hope so – and that would be £20M for Cabella and Thauvin for the club – a good deal for Newcastle and we would be in a very good financial state.