€12M Newcastle Bid For Remy Shows Carroll Deal Uncertain


This is some news we missed out on earlier today, that Newcastle have bid for French international striker Loic Remy, but had their bid immediately rejected – and Newcastle have been interested in this lad since early 2008, according to our records.

Loic Remy – Newcastle bid €12M for French striker

There are reports in Le 10 Sport that Newcastle offered around €12M ( (about £9.5M) for the 25-year-old, but that apparently didn’t come close to the valuation of the player by his club Marseilles.

This move by Newcastle is a little bit of a surprise to us, and we wouldn’t expect the Tyneside club to go in with such an initial large bid, and certainly don’t expect an improved bid being made by Newcastle for the 6′ striker, who has played 16 times for France with 4 goals.

He joined Marseilles from Nice back in 2010, and has so far played 83 times for the French club with 37 goals, so that’s a decent goal-scoring record.

Tottenham and Lille have also been interested in the French striker, who was born in Rillieux-la-Pape, and has previously played for Lyon, Lens on loan, and Nice.

But this seems to show that Newcastle are by no means certain of the Andy Carroll deal going through, and if it doesn’t, then Newcastle still need to bring in a fourth striker for next season.

It may not have been a bad deal to have brought in former top target Modibo Maiga a couple of weeks back,  who has now gone to West Ham for just £5M.

But of course when you fail a player in his medical, it’s kind of hard to go back and bring him in a second time, and we have no idea how serious Modibo’s medical condition was, that forced the Magpies to call time on him last December – but it seemed a little bit strange.

But we are very happy with the striker Newcastle eventually brought in – Papiss Cisse – and we have to think Newcastle knew at the time, that he was going to become available from German club SC Freiburg.

Remy must have been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr over the last year or so, and it’s a little bit of a surprise that Newcastle made such a big offer for the French International, who didn’t even seem to be on the radar screen.

However, when we look back in our records, Newcastle were said to be interested in Remy way back in May of 2008 when he was only 21,  and still at Lyon – we should have signed him then.

And that article also makes interesting reading about where we were at Newcastle four years ago, and who would have thought  we’d be relegated in a very  short 12 months – my arm has just started to ache again. 😀

What do you think?

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250 comments so far

  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    so there is substance to this remy bid……….

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  • carlton nufc

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    be shit hot if we get him what foot is he ?

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #3

    smokecreen signings are taking place…….
    de jong to remy …. remy to to gamiero……… well my ideal guess as remy might seem to pricey…

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  • voodoo85

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    @3 – yeh i sense a smoke screen too. with our recent history in transfer windows, i wouldn’t be surprised if we signed a striker who we had not heard any rumours about etc

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #5

    4- yup just like cabaye and marveaux last year pulled them out of blue…….

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #6

    I would ejaculate a kitten if we signed remy

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Triple smokescreen, thats some next level transfer dealing from the three amigos 🙂

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #8

    PSG has purchased lavezzi and zlatan, certainly gameiro wont get much playingtime there, with that big squad. Maybe get a loandeal with option to buy on him..

    I think remy is out of our reach beacause of the price.

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  • ToonAndy

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #9

    —————————KRUL————————–

    DEBUCHY—COLLO—–SAYLOR—-SANTON

    ——TIOTE———-CABAYE——MARVEAUX–

    —BEN ARFA———CISSE———-REMY——

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #10

    I despise the word smokescreen. Can we use decoy for a week?

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #11

    ToonAndy
    thts to awsome to think about………

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #12

    just for beardo………… decoy signings are taking place…….
    de jong to remy …. remy to to gamiero……… well my ideal guess as remy might seem to pricey…

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Cant be too long until we turn back to Gameiro…dont care how hes done at PSG, theres so much potential there.

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #14

    ————————Krul—————————-
    Debuchy—–Colo——–Saylor———–Santon
    ————Tiote—————Cabaye—————
    Ben Arfa—————Ba——————Johnson
    ————————-Cisse————————-

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Although after seeing Sammy last night, wouldnt be too bothered if we dont get another striker in. The lad did class.

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #16

    @ Beardo Ameobi

    Smokescreen ? why may I ask

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Honestly how sure are we that we have even bid €12M?

    Sounds like another Sunday story 🙂

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Nick miller reckons Man U should buy Tiote and that we should buy Rhys Williams
    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12040/7919751/Transfer-targets

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Gamerio would be a qualitysigning. Very quick and good on the ball. A type of player who would give us something else than what we alreadty got.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Haven’t seen much or gamiero. What type of player is he?

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  • voodoo85

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #21

    why do people clamour for Gameiro, we were reportedly turned down last year so if he wasn’t so keen then, why go back now

    thats if what was rumoured / reported last year was true and i’m not saying he would be a bad signing, just whats his record like and why would he be good for us ?

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #22

    I would eat shit if we sign Remy ….

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #23

    From what i seen of Gameiro hes just like a much better Lovenkrands…quick, run with the ball and great movement and can finish,

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #25

    It shows that we’re willing to spend big on a top striker this summer.
    Good for us!

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #26

    hate to put a dampen on things………..

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #27

    haha, would be a supersigning, but he is too expensive. Even tho our transferbusiness has been very good in recent time, why dont we just splash some cash this time around to really be a CL contender

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #28

    nufc786

    Cut-price it says. then why are we not interested. I dont care if he chose PSG last year instead of us anyways, he is quality..

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Papiss9
    i know……… must be some reasons why we are not in for him……

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  • Valci

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Remy is a quality lad. He would git in on the left wing for us but might be out of our price range but it depends on how much both clubs are willing to negotiate.

    On the Gameiro front…i’d honestly prefer any of the strikers we’ve been linked with this summer.

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #31

    We also need a striker soon because of ramadan. The first games i dont expect too much of Ba and Cisse..

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  • shearer 9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Wow this is not even true lol

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  • Valci

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    correction – *would fit*

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  • nufc786

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    voodoo85
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGHYzPx3QAM bit of dennis wise scouting on gamiero…..

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  • Papiss9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Valci

    You’d prefer AC/De Jong instead of Gameiro?

    We have BA and Cisse and Shola, we dont need an other targetman. We need a pacey mobile striker who knows how to finish

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Cheers robby bobson

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Here’s my fortune cookie wisdom of the day:

    “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded” 😉

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Remy probably wants to sign for us. We should made a bid for Giroud. Arsenal got a good deal there. Giroud is better in terms of form but Remy has potential.

    We need a third striker and maybe a versatile midfielder who can play up front as well.

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  • shearer 9

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #39

    This story came up last night on nufc fans and all it said was £12mill Remy bid rejected Newcastle Interested but if u read the whole story the 12m euro bid was from spurs a few months ago it just says we r looking at him but are we willing to pay 18m euro

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  • Valci

    Jul 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Papiss – not really my type of player. Its all subjective obviously… i’d rather get a pacey winger if we gonna play 4-3-3 and have our offensive line interchange positions for variance. I don’t think 4-3-3 will be our main formation but we’ll see.

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