We have to say that it was a surprise that Newcastle bid so much for Loic Remy, if the report in Le 10 Sport that Newcastle offered around €12M (about £9.5M) for the 25-year-old French striker is true, and Newcastle have tracked the player since September of 2007, according to our archives.
Loic Remy – news that Newcastle interested
Of course the first thing to say, is that we are assuming the news is true, which is always dodgy at any time of the year, but more so during the summer transfer window.
So we will assume the news is true, although we may get some reaction to the news from Alan Pardew later today, and there’s no doubt Loic is a very good player, but whether he’s worth close to £10M to Newcastle, we’re not too sure of that.
The first time we reported on Remy was on September 28th of 2007, and the news at that time was the then 20 year-old could be signing for Newcastle in the following January, when big Sam Allardyce was managing Newcastle, and Mike Ashley had just bought the club.
And a good question is if Newcastle are really interested in Remy, then who else is on the striker list at Newcastle?
We would hope that John Guidetti, the 20 year-old Swedish striker, who played on loan at Feyenoord last season is one of them, and of course Andy Carroll is still said to be a target, and the Geordie striker is due to report in with the Liverpool squad today, and they are currently in Boston.
There could be some news on Carroll in the next few days, as it’s almost certain that Andy will want to talk to new manager Brendan Rodgers, to find out what the future holds for him at Liverpool. We would guess the answer is – not much
But what if Marseilles had accepted Newcastle’s bid, assuming the news is true?
That would presumably mean that Newcastle’s pursuit of Carroll would be over, so it’s not clear exactly what Newcastle intentions are at the moment, for that fourth striker.
Who do you think Newcastle should go after – our vote would be for a younger striker, and John Guidetti would be our choice.
John has 34 first team appearances for Brommapojkarna (Swedish club – on loan) Manchester City (just one appearance), Burnley (loan) and Feyenoord (loan) and the 6’1″ striker has scored 24 goals and has 12 assists – which is a good record.
He has one cap for Sweden so far, but played 10 times for the U21 side scoring four goals.
Let’s know who you think Newcastle should go after.