Newcastle signing Remy Cabella: I want to match Ginola, Robert

Remy Cabella is eager to prove himself among Newcastle United’s greatest French players.

Remy Cabella is eager to prove himself among Newcastle United’s greatest French players.

He could make his competitive debut for the club in the Barclays Premier League opener against Manchester City next month, and he will do so hoping to follow in the footsteps of the likes of David Ginola and Laurent Robert.

Cabella told nufcTV: "Yes, that's something I am here for. I am looking to improve all the time and hopefully become one of the best. I just love improving.

"I love to play. Big matches or little matches, I am always there. It makes me want to play more, the fact that this match is such a big one at the start, and I am looking forward to just getting involved in the season.

"My first match at Newcastle is something I have been really looking forward to."

Cabella freely admits he modelled himself on Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as a youngster, but insists he has become his own man as he has matured in the game.

He said: "I loved to learn how to dribble like him and do the tricks, but now I am on the professional stage, I have my own way.

"I am looking to improve all the time and Newcastle is a well-known, very good club. I just love to improve and that's what I'm here to do."

 
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