There are reports circulating that Newcastle United are interested in signing young French under-21 international striker Loic Remy.
We wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the 20 year-old is a real target for Newcastle United and could arrive at the club in January.
Now why is this?
Loic Remy - promising 20 year-old France Under-21 international striker
One of Newcastle’s strategies communicated only last week by Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort is that the club will scour the world for young and exciting talent. We know that France produces excellent youngsters who have real skill. If you don’t believe us Charles N’Zogbia is a great example.
Charles was excellent when he first arrived at the club 3 years ago when still only 18 years old and Bobby Robson at the time said he expected him to fight immediately for a first team place.
Loic Remy currently plays at Lyon and we now have their captain for the last 5 years – Claudio Cacapa – at the club and he can let Sam know exactly what Remy is like.
We also have N’Zogbia playing in the French Under-21 squad and young Charles will have trained with him at the last French Under-21 get together a couple of weeks back.
We also have a lot of French speaking players like Cacapa, our captain Geremi, N’Zogbia and Rozehnal to name but a few so if Newcastle did capture him he would acclimatize well and get plenty of support both on and off the field. Just look at the support Charles N’Zogbia has received this season from these players and look how great he is playing
Who is Loic Remy?
He is a promising young right-footed French striker, born on January 2, 1987 in Rillieux-la-Pape, France.
He plays for his hometown club Olympique Lyonnais, for whom he has appeared 7 times. He appeared 6 times last season and has appeared once for Lyon this season. He stands just over 6′ tall and has played once for the France Under-21 team and has also represented France at Under-18 and Under-19 levels.
Sounds to us like he’s the type of player we are looking for- Tottenham are also said to be interested.