Ligue 1

Ligue 1 giants eyeing capture of Newcastle United midfielder

cabella9Newcastle fans here in the Tavern aren’t too upset to hear that another one of their flops could be set to leave the club, with Remy Cabella expected to make his loan move to Marseille a permanent one in the summer, according to The Daily Mail.

The Frenchman arrived on Tyneside with big things expected of him and he seemed to be a great coup at £8 million and signing a six-year contract.

The Toon Army have seen far too many expensive flops over recent years from all corners of the world and although Cabella was a favourite amongst some Magpies’ fans for a number of decent performances, the move will probably benefit all parties.

He scored only a single goal at St. James’ Park in 31 Premier League appearances during 2014-15, which was yet another season to forget for the long suffering Toon Army having only survived relegation on the final day of the season.

The arrival of Steve McClaren has not really changed fortunes that much for the better but a good nucleus of English talent arriving at the club in January does at least show some promise for the future.

Cabella has fared much better this campaign in Ligue 1, which will leave the Toon Army wondering again why do other clubs seem to get the best out of these so-called Newcastle flops?

Maybe big changes are still required on Tyneside but for now it seems increasingly likely that yet another big talent leaves Newcastle having failed to show the fans what he can really do.

It will, at least, keep those long suffering supporters here in the Tavern talking about another player that had the potential to succeed but wasn’t given the chance to.

Newcastle fans, where did it go wrong for Cabella? Let us know in the comments below!

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