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What Montpellier Fans Are Saying About Remy Cabella’s Newcastle Transfer

7 years ago

With Remy Cabella expected on Tyneside at the start of the coming week, we thought it would be interesting to see what Montpellier fans were making of the news.

We asked our intrepid translator Pierre (thanks yet again) to scour the French websites to see what supporters had to say and the comments below were all posted on L’Equipe’s site.

Very interesting to see what Montpellier (and other clubs’) fans think of Remy Cabella and about his move to Tyneside, though even more illuminating what they think of Newcastle United…

“Do the French players watch what is going on  at Newcastle?  Apparently not !!”

“Arsenal and Newcastle = French clubs! However, Arsenal are a much better choice than  Newcastle in terms of football . Let’s hope that Cabella progresses well and can very quickly look elsewhere!”

“He probably wanted to go to Juventus but his agent cocked it up!”

“It could have been worse, Partizan Belgrade also play in black and white stripes… “

“Another overpriced player to the English, Newcastle and West ham being the most gullible!”

“Players like him, you can find 100s in the world and less expensive.”

“He deserves better but it is still better than going to OM (Marseille).”

“£10million? It’s a gift as usually we undersell our players!”

“Thanks little one, good luck and courage; once a Montpellierain always a  Montpellierain.”

“It’s up to him to prove that he can get his team to climb up the table. He has a lot of talent and the PL will be a test. However, is the crap coach Pardew still there???”

“That’s the best he can hope for, no big clubs would take the risk with a player who has only proved himself at Montpellier, a club who was playing with relegation.  If he can prove himself at Newcastle he can then expect a move to Arsenal, Atlético, Roma…”

“It’s going to be strange for him to play in front of a real crowd! At home and away! The weather will be different too, so will his salary…a new life for Cabella for sure!”

“It’s true to say that Newcastle is not a prestigious club but it’s not for the trophies or European ambitions that he is going there. We know that English clubs are the showcase to eventually sign for the best clubs in the world.  The English league is the most watched in the world.  If he performs he will be spotted and will move on.”

“What would be the point of going to a club like Chelsea and never play!!! At least he will be first 11 and will get game time and learn his craft.”

“Ha!Ha! Nicollin who kept saying that he would never sell to Newcastle, even for 20 million…and he goes and sells him for 10 :-)”

“I don’t get why he is going there…near Scotland!!! Ah! Yeah for the money!”

“I think he will struggle to adapt physically and mentally.”


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