Maybe it’s just me but every time a transfer window comes around there always seems to a be some long-standing saga that tends to dominate the month.
Maybe it’s not just Newcastle United who go through this? To be fair they are the only club I look out for and don’t really keep an eye on what is going on elsewhere so maybe it goes on at other clubs also?
Anyway, back to United. This window appears to be no different. A few names have been mentioned thus far with the future of Loic Remy looking like it may turn into a saga, but one name has kept cropping up repeatedly with quotes and sound bites popping up all over the place, and that name is Remy Cabella.
Now I haven’t got much of a clue about him aside from what I’ve been reading about him from people who claim to have seen the lad play, but I could just as easily say that about most of our transfer dealings in recent years with the only exception being Yohan Cabaye who I had witnessed play prior to his move to St James’ Park, albeit just the once.
The previous days have been filled with reports from France, from player, manager and president regarding the future of Cabella and it is those who are touting the name of United more than anyone else. I mean just today Cabella has been at it and it quoted as saying the following:
“For the moment, in my head, I’m 100 per cent Montpellier,” he told French radio station RMC.
“If a proposal comes, it is up to the two clubs to discuss and I will think in terms of that. I am not aware of what is happening, I am dedicated to playing and that is the most important.”
Asked about a potential move to St James’ Park Cabella said: “Newcastle? Well, we realise that at some point we must leave. I think I’m capable of it. England interests me, there are good clubs out there. If Montpellier reaches an agreement with an English club that suits me, I’ll be happy.”
“I think this is my last season with the club and I do not want to leave Montpellier in Ligue 2. This is my last year and I hope to finish in style. I love England but also Spain Italy and Germany,” Cabella added.
As you can see it’s much ado about nothing that will no doubt be twisted and will have the most coverage extracted from it as possible. In reality there isn’t a lot there though, not for us anyway, and he could just as easily end up elsewhere or staying at Montpellier until the end of the season.
I personally don’t think we’ll see Cabella at United. I think we’re being used as a name once again just because, with our recent activity in France, we are a believable prospect who is perceived to have a decent scouting set up which makes it easy.