Remy Cabella will be back training at Newcastle next Wednesday and has no intention of leaving St James Park this summer.
That is the message from Hector Cabella, the French winger’s father.
Cabella senior was responding to claims from French newspaper La Provence that the Newcastle player had asked his agent to find him a new club.
The report going on to say that Champions League particpants Sevilla were Remy Cabella’s first choice but that Marseille had already indicated they were interested in taking the player, initially on a loan deal.
Hector Cabella though quoted in L’Equipe later today saying the following:
“My son is fine at Newcastle. He will resume at his club on 1 July (for start of pre season training).
“He has the ambition to have a great season for Euros 2016.
“We have no discussions with OM (Marseille) or anyone, he signed for six years (last summer) – not to leave after one season.”
Marseille were interested in buying the winger before Newcastle agreed a deal and they need a credible signing to appease the fans, as Dimitri Payet is expected to leave shortly with West Ham the most likely destination.
As for Remy Cabella, he struggled to adapt to the Premier League in his first season, in and out of the team he made 21 Premier League starts and produced only one goal and two assists.
Having just broken into the France squad and being part of the squad in Brazil, Cabella has been cast to one side by Didier Deschamps as he has struggled on Tyneside.
As his father indicated, like all the French players Remy Cabella is desperate to have a good season and be part of the Euros next summer in his native France.
If the French international does indeed stay at St James Park then let’s all hope he is in that French squad next summer, as that would mean for sure that he’d had a much improved club season for Newcastle this time around.