Remy Cabella was once valued at €100 million ... now it is set at €18 million.

Newcastle United have today been linked with a move for Montpellier playmaker Remy Cabella.

The Frenchman, once dubbed ‘the next Zidane’ is said to be ready to leave Montpellier after a difficult campaign at the club - which sees them in a relegation battle to survive in Ligue 1.

Of course Newcastle are no strangers to January deals for talented Gallic’s and Cabella would certainly fit the bill.

However … how much would he cost?

In June the clubs chairman Laurent Nicollin had this to say in regards to potentially selling the playmaker:

"He is non-transferable. The desire of the club is to keep Remy - he was told and knows this. If a club arrives and offers €100million, it will be discussed though."

However just two weeks later the clubs owner, Louis Nicollin, decided to HALF his valuation!

This sort of bizarre transfer valuation is not unusual for Montpellier. They once valued Olivier Giroud at €50 million and then proceeded to sell him to Arsenal for just over £10m.