President of French club Montpellier, Louis Nicollin, has launched an angry tirade in the direction of Newcastle United over the transfer of Remy Cabella.
The outspoken president of Ligue 1 side Montpellier has launched a furious attack on Newcastle United in the French press, according to Sky Sports, after his club received what they perceive to be a derisory offer for creative midfielder Remy Cabella.
The Magpies are reported to have offered €8 million for Cabella, but this is a bid that was quickly rebuked by Nicollin, who is believed to value the playmaker at around double that price.
A colourful character in French football, Nicollin did not take kindly to receiving such a low offer for his star man, telling the press:
“Yes, the “great” English club Newcastle has made us an offer of 8million from three weeks ago, which I refused,”
“I do not think Newcastle is right for him, and I also think they are taking us for idiots. They sold Yohan Cababye to PSG, for I do not know millions, and they should not take us for fools.”
If Alan Pardew wishes to secure the signature of the talented 24 year-old it is clear that he is going to have to persuade notoriously thrifty owner Mike Ashley to dig quite a bit deeper into his pockets.
Cabella has become the star man at Montpellier after their Ligue 1 title winning squad was picked apart, but the former Gazelec Ajaccio youngster looks to be the next man to move, with divisional rivals Marseille also having showed an interest in the player.