Remy Cabella

Remy Cabella

A player that Newcastle were heavily linked with in January, Pardew is believed to have identified Cabella as the club’s replacement for Cabaye. The attacking midfielder has notched an impressive fourteen goals and five assists in a struggling Montpellier side.

Newcastle’s hopes of landing Cabella have been boosted by the player himself, who indicated on his Twitter account that he is set to leave the French club this summer. With Hatem Ben Arfa also expected to depart, the Montpellier playmaker would inject some desperately needed creativity and flair into a stagnant Newcastle attack.