French midfielder Remy Cabella has joined Newcastle United in a £12 million move from Ligue 1 team Montpellier.
Cabella, who failed to make a single appearance for France despite being named in their World Cup 2014 squad, has signed a six year deal with Newcastle.
Though Toon boss Alan Pardew admitted his reluctance to pay over £9 million for the Frenchman, the final agreed figure can be seen as a good piece of business due to the qualities he has shown in his last few years at Montpellier.
Cabella is an exciting, attack-minded player, who managed an impressive 14 goals and 5 assists in 37 league games last year.
Rolland Courbis, Cabella’s manager at Montpellier, opted to play him just behind the striker, however he is more than capable of operating on either wing.
In addition to this he also understands the defensive side of the game and is more than willing to track back when necessary.
Just six months ago, Newcastle fans grew extremely frustrated with the club’s lack of transfer activity, however now they can be very excited about their new prospect who has an extremely bright future ahead of him.
Newcastle travel to New Zealand on Friday 18th July, and while their other new man, Siem De Jong, has every chance of making the journey, it may prove just soon for Cabella to do the same.
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