Newcastle United complete the signing of midfielder Remy Cabella from Montpellier.
Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of midfielder Remy Cabella from Montpellier, with the Frenchman arriving at St. James’ Park on a six-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
The 24 year-old was one of the outstanding central midfield players in Ligue 1 last season and has long been linked with a move to Newcastle – although the deal did seem to be in jeopardy earlier in the summer when the Montpellier president blasted the Magpies for offering a derisory sum for the player.
Newcastle will be hoping that he can have the same impact as the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko, previous signings from the French top flight who have had a significant positive impact on the club.
Cabella is likely to be seen as a replacement for Cabaye, who left St. James’ Park to return to France and Paris Saint Germain the January transfer window, with his departure leaving the Magpies with a dearth of creativity in the centre of the park for the final months of the season.
The 24 year-old, who was born on the island of Corsica, has spent his entire career with Montpellier, picking up a stunning Ligue 1 title along the way, although he did spend a short period on loan in Ligue 2 with Arles-Avignon.