Away from the excitement/torture of Newcastle United’s current transfer window frenzy, there is news from France regarding last summer’s big signing, Remy Cabella.
Speculation has been rife that Newcastle were trying to offload the winger and potentially use him as part of a swap deal to bring in other French player(s) into the club.
There was then whispers of Remy Cabella being injured but no explanation from the club, apart from the following in an article on the club website explaining the absence of six of those who didn’t travel to America:
‘Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Remy Cabella, Cheick Tiote, Mehdi Abeid, Sylvain Marveaux are not on the tour as they all work their way back to fitness on Tyneside following injuries.’
Today though L’equipe report that they understand that Cabella has torn his quadriceps (group of muscles located in the front of the thigh) and will be out at least until September, with a recovery time of roughly between six and eight weeks.
However, they also say that they are led to believe that Newcastle are happy to see the French winger/midfielder go elsewhere and ironically this new injury looks to have ended any chance of another club taking him on in this transfer window.
With potentially more creative options opening up with Georginio Wijnaldum, Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons also looking for a place in the team, it was always going to be interesting to see what would happen with Remy Cabella this coming season.
Whilst he didn’t do himself any favours at times with his histrionics and over-elaboration (‘fannying about’ in old school language) when dribbling.
It is hard not to accept that Cabella was just the latest in a long line of what looked promising signings from abroad, who has been instantly thrown in and expected to perform immediately.
Unlike decent clubs with proper squads who look after new players, especially if they are creative AND coming from a weaker league abroad.
It would also be ironic if the winger/midfielder ends up getting another chance only because through injury he can’t be pushed out of the door in this window.