Newcastle have two players back in training, despite injury issues and a potential transfer.
He has returned earlier than expected following an injury at the beginning of pre-season, and the playmaker gives Steve McClaren a boost ahead of the start of the domestic league, with the Magpies hosting Southampton.
The 25-year-old winger did not enjoy the greatest of seasons’ last term, following his move from Montpellier in the summer. He scored just one goal in 34 games, also registering only two assists, and his struggles coincided with the Magpies falling towards the relegation places.
However, his style of technical football should fit in well with Steve McClaren now at the helm of the club, as he prefers to keep the ball on the ground in the attacking zones.
This promises to be an intriguing season for Cabella, and the winger is set to start the season on the pitch, rather than on the operating table - as was expected.
Also training today is Mehdi Abedi, despite the reports linking him with a move to Germany. The Chronicle story claims that Fortuna Dusseldorf want to sign him, but the Algerian international has been kept around McClaren’s first-team in the run up to the start of the season.