Tag: 上海夜网LU

Newcastle finally get their man! French star arrives in £12m deal

first_imgNewcastle United have finally completed the signing of Montepellier’s Remy Cabella for a reported £12million.The Magpies have been chasing the attacking-midfielder since January as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye and finally made a breakthrough on Sunday as the French international signed a six-year deal.Cabella becomes Alan Pardew’s fourth summer acquisition after Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez.The French star told the club’s official website: “It is great to finally be a Newcastle player. This is a move that I really wanted to make as I have heard nothing but good things about Newcastle United from everyone I spoke to.“I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here. I’m looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium, and I will give this club my maximum.”Montepellier president Louis Nicollin had revealed 48 hours earlier that a deal was practically done but Newcastle remained cautious as they waited to confirm the transfer.But after Cabella – who replaced the injured Franck Ribery in France’s World Cup squad but saw no action – jetted into Tyneside the move was finally concluded.And Pardew is hoping the 24-year-old’s arrival along with De Jong will compensate for the loss of Cabaye and last season’s on-loan top scorer Loic Remy.Pardew said: “Remy [Cabella] is a player who has been on our radar for a while and we are delighted to bring him to the club.“He is a player who I am sure will excite our fans. He has flair, hard work and commitment, and is going to bring a talent, energy and quality to St James’ Park that our supporters will enjoy.“Remy has great ideas when the ball comes to him, and along with Siem de Jong is going to improve an area where we definitely needed some help.”Newcastle look primed to continue being busy in the transfer market as they chase a striker with Monaco’s Emmanuel Riviere heavily linked with a switch to St James’ Park.The Magpies also need defensive reinforcements with Mathieu Debuchy set to join Arsenal and it is understood they have already entered talks with Feyenoord over Holland international defender Daryl Janmaat. New Newcastle United signing Remy Cabella 1last_img read more