Alan Pardew: 'Remy Cabella is a special talent'

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew talks up Remy Cabella but admits that it may take time for the flamboyant Frenchman to adjust to the Premier League.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has described Remy Cabella as a "special" player, but warned that it may take time for the Frenchman to adjust to the Premier League.

Cabella, a £12m arrival from Montpellier over the summer, caught the eye on his debut in Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Pardew thinks that the skilful France international will be a hit with the supporters, but believes that it will take the 24-year-old a while before he is up to speed.

He told the Chronicle: "He has a lovely balance, he can show you the ball then take it away from you in an instant. They are special players and the players Newcastle love.

"For us, this year, he will take some bedding in and getting used to things. There will be games which will bypass him. We will be patient with him and his quality will come through.

"He is only a young player. Getting used to the Premier League is not easy. He coped quite well with the physical aspects of it because in his first two games that looked like it might be a problem."

Newcastle travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Newcastle player Mike Williamson challenges Stevan Jovetic during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park on August 17, 2014
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