Newcastle United have completed a transfer for Montpellier winger Remy Cabella according to a report by French journalist Laurens Julian. The Toon may have finally completed a deal for one of their long term targets and a player they nearly signed in the January window after the sale of Yohan Cabaye.
Montpellier and Newcastle have found an agreement for the transfer of Remy Cabella. "We have a deal" said Laurent Nicollin, club's CEO.
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) July 11, 2014
The 24-year-old Cabella was a member of France's final 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup before suffering an injury and not playing in a match. He played in 40 matches for Montpellier last season, scoring 14 goals and assisting in 8 others.
His ability and style of play have been compared to that of current out-of-favor Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa, but he brings pace and scoring ability on the wing with the ability to also play as a central attacking midfielder behind the center forward.
Newcastle had a few bids rejected, even had some harsh words publicly from Montpellier's chairman, but in the end they have seemingly ended up getting their man.
The deal is believed to be structured, but topping out at around £12.75M (€16M) if all bonuses are met. Cabella is expected to cut his holiday in Corsica short to travel to England and agree to personal terms with Newcastle.