French ace defends Newcastle snub

Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella believes that he made the right decision by turning down a January move to Newcastle.

The 23-year-old has heavily linked with a switch to St James’ Park last month as they prepared for Yohan Cabaye’s departure.

However, the playmaker opted against making the move in favour of staying in his homeland.

Although the lure of the Premier League is enough to sway most players’ mind-set, Cabella believes that he made the right call:

“I made the right choice to stay in Montpellier. I have goals, I hope to achieve,” he is quoted by The Express.

“I was glad that they were interested in me but the most important is being here with Montpellier.

“I do not see myself leaving. I am 100% focused with the team.”

Cabella has also been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal, following a series of impressive displays in a thoroughly underwhelming season for Montpellier.

Newcastle failed to replace Cabaye – who completed a £19m switch to PSG – and it is rumoured that they may return with a fresh offer for the youngster once the next transfer window opens.