Cabella explains Magpies exit

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Former Newcastle United midfielder Remy Cabella has has spoken out about his disappointing spell with the Magpies.

Montpellier were considered huge overachievers after winning Ligue 1 in 2012, boasting attacking talents like Olivier Giroud, Younes Belhanda and Cabella, all of whom left the club since their incredible success.

Like Giroud, Cabella was tipped to join one of Europes elite clubs, but Newcastle United were the first to secure his signature for a reported £8 million fee.

The Frenchman was once tipped for Europe's elite prior to his move to England, but things didn't work out at St James' Park and he is now back in France after struggling to adapt to the English Premier league.

One season into his six-year contract Cabella was sent out back to his native country on loan with Marseille and the enigmatic 25-year old admitted his move to Newcastle wasn't the best for him.

"Things didn't work", he told L'Equipe. "My style wasn't suited to Newcastle, that they didn't play enough football."

"I don't regret the move though. I played against great teams in one of the world's best leagues. So I had bad times, it's true. I arrived in a team that didn't build the game.

"At times, I wasn't getting pleasure from it. Me, I need a team that plays the ball. I signed for OM to find something that fits me better."

Cabella scored 14 league goals in 37 appearances in his last season for Montpellier before his big-money transfer to Newcastle United in July 2014.