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Chelsea Gazump Newcastle On Wages

8 years ago

While Newcastle officials are claimed to be in France trying to tie down transfers, the long running Remy Cabella story appears to have taken another twist.

Reports from France claim that Chelsea have now got Cabella on their radar and are prepared to offer wages in excess of £80,000 a week, near enough double what Newcastle are claimed to be prepared to offer.

This potential competition for the playmaker’s signature brings us to what I see as the heart of Newcastle’s problems in the transfer window this summer.

United need to recruit at the very least two quality strikers and one creative midfield presence, or else we look certain to endure a miserable season.

With these being the kind of players that every club is after, how are Newcastle going to sign this level of player?

Any striker or playmaker who has an impressive CV will hardly have escaped the attention of the rest of the Premier League and so what can Newcastle offer these players ahead of the competition?

At one time United would have offered top wages but those days are clearly gone under Mike Ashley.

While it may seem a no-brainer for most that the likes of Cabella would prefer Chelsea to Newcastle, if that was the choice, United’s only advantage in those circumstances would be the chance of regular football.

If say though Cabella falls below, at least currently, what Chelsea would be looking for, I still see difficulties ahead as Premier League clubs (as well as those abroad) outside that top grouping, look desperately for players who will help maintain their place in the top division.

With demand far higher than the number of decent players available, then competing clubs will undoubtedly offer higher and higher wages.

With Mike Ashley reported, and assumed, to have imposed strict guidelines as to what Newcastle can offer, will United be able to land the players essential to our future/survival?


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