Newcastle United ‘agree deal’ for Rémy Cabella

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Rémy Cabella in training with France at the 2014 World Cup

Finally, after several bouts of negotiation, it appears that Newcastle United have at last, agreed a deal for Montpellier’s Rémy Cabella. The Frenchman has been linked with a move to St. James’ Park since last year, and this is not the first time that NUFC fans have been assured of a move, however, the difference this time, is that there are a number of reputable French sources claiming that the son of Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin, Laurent, has confirmed that the two sides have reached an agreement over the transfer of their key player. The breakthrough is hardly mind-blowing after almost a year of tussling between the two teams over the fee, but it seems that Newcastle have come close enough to the €15m valuation placed on the 24 year-old by their owner. Such a move represents the biggest fee paid for a player under Mike Ashley since they dished out just shy of £11m for captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Having signed Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez, and indeed Siem de Jong, the prospect of Cabella in the same side is an exciting one for Toon supporters, even the most pessimistic of fans will have to be rather pleased with the apparent clear mandate in the transfer window this time around.

The ever reputable Mark Douglas of The Journal, and The Chronicle has said that he is confident that NUFC will manage - or rather plan to sign - 3 before they jet-off for pre-season in New Zealand. Cabella looks as if he is the first on that list and the news today backs up such reports.

Anyway, back to the breaking news today, here is a tweet from the pretty reliable Julien Laurens:

More to follow on this of course once everything becomes official, but it does seem as if we’ve got Cabella. Feel free to leave yours thoughts in the comments box provided below, and make sure to follow myself on Twitter @KevinDoocey.

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BLACKTOON: ⏱ 11/07/2014

great signing

BLACKTOON: ⏱ 11/07/2014

Newcastle are reported to be interested in teenager Joe Gomez of Charlton,who was one of the players that starred in England’s European Championship run – when we went all the way and beat Germany on penalties in the final. The news is an exclusive in the South London Press.

Doocey: ⏱ 11/07/2014

Interesting that (Gomez) - will keep an eye on it. Cheers.

killashley: ⏱ 17/07/2014

good to finally get this done, should have paid the extra mil or two when we sold cabaye and perhaps a higher league finish would have recoupled that loss. expect him to be good, but also wouldnt be surprised if he was sold on for double his price in 2-3 years, following the ashley vision of the future...