Video: Remy Cabella nets excellent goal in France

Remy Cabella

Newcastle's forgotten man scores a fine goal in France.


It might not have worked out for Remy Cabella at Newcastle United last season, but the French playmaker is clearly a very talented player nonetheless.

He has improved somewhat since joining Marseille on loan in August, netting five times in 24 Ligue 1 outings, with his strike against Paris Saint-Germain last month being the pick of the bunch.

But his latest one was not half bad either.

Against Ajaccio on Wednesday night, the 26-year-old opened the scoring in fine fashion by collecting a pass from Michy Batshuayi, before executing two dummies and curling into the net with his left foot.

He was loaned to Marseille in the deal that saw Florian Thauvin - who has also since re-joined the French club on loan - join the Magpies for approximately £12.5 million.

With Newcastle dangerously close to being relegated this season, supporters might wonder if things could have been different had Cabella been retained, with United 19th in the table, one point behind Sunderland in 17th.

Then again, he only scored one goal from 33 Premier League outings last season, so it might be one of the few decisions that McClaren has got right.

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