Newcastle In For Remy – But Is He Too Expensive?


We reported couple of days ago that Newcastle had put in a bid for 25 year-old Marseilles striker Loic Remy, and we reported yesterday that Newcastle’s interest in the French striker went back almost four years.

Loic Remy – a good striker but worth £15M?

If the news wasn’t true we would have expected Alan Pardew to say something about this, but nothing on it from the Newcastle manager, and that even suggests the news may even be true.

The thing that seems out of whack a little bit was the reported fee of 12M, which seems high for a first offer from Newcastle, but that’s what the reports suggested, but today the Evening Chronicle is suggesting Marseilles will need to listen to offers for their 6’striker, because they are in financial difficulties.

The manager at Marseilles – Elie Baup – has been told he must unload a few players, so that the French club can get their financial house in order – where have you heard that before?

Demba Ba has only 7 days left before his 7M release clause in his contract runs out but Ba has made it clear he wants to stay on Tyneside, as long as he gets playing time up front and in the center.

If Newcastle can keep Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba for next season we will be a club that will have to be reckoned with, after the two of them scored 29 goals last season – and Papiss was only at Newcastle for half a season – if that.

We cannot believe that Remy could cost up to £15M, and although he’s shown at both Nice and Marseilles, that he can score goals and he’s a good striker, we don’t think he would necessarily be a good deal for Newcastle, and surely there are other strikers available to Newcastle – and younger ones at that?

Malaga are also said to be keen on Remy, and after they were bought by Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani in June of last year, Malaga can outspend many of their rivals in Spain and in Europe now, and could be a power in La Liga in the coming season.

Certainly the wages that Malaga could offer Remy would be a lot more than the Magpies would be willing to offer, so it depends on what the 25 year-old is looking for.

But with Tottenham also in the race for the player, we just cannot see Newcastle being able to get anywhere near a good deal for Remy.

The news is that he wants to play in the Premier League, but if all this news is true above, we just cannot see him ending up on Tyneside.

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Should Newcastle Bring In Loic Remy For £15M?

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52 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Finding out his Latex doll accessories aren’t the only ones being purchased by Bill-son is too good for Ashley.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Malaga are trying to sell their players atm in order to raise money to pay off debt doesnt seem that the owners are intent on investing endless money

    Isco and Cazola were transfer listed according to a fair few reports

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  • Bloomin Marveaux-lous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    @Mark

    It wouldn’t be like that at all. Either Cisse and Ba would be away of Doumbia. Then in 2015 I’m sure many things wouldn’t changed including the retirement of Shola and the progress of youngsters.

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  • ashwin say's

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #4

    another day
    off to
    Batman-3

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  • Bloomin Marveaux-lous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Bloody

    I haven’t stolen your name at all, you and ruddy stole mine!

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  • Raj

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #6

    You know what.. By the time all the dust settles, we would have Deby, another defender and a holding mid for this season. We can’t have enough strikers for a season as long as ahead, but it’s not a priority for this window.. Come January, depending on league and cup progresses, and ACON, we would snap up Carroll (or any other good striker)

    BTW, any idea of the home shirt launch date? One of my friend is coming home to India by 15th Aug, would he be able to get it for me?? Plz help..

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Good player, his goals to games ratio is improving.

    I guess we won’t be buying Remy and Carroll 😉
    Andy gets my vote.

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  • Bloomin Marveaux-lous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Is Remy worth 15 million?

    Yes but he won’t come to us and I cab envision a non French striker who can play LW also

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #9

    WWYCD .. heard that .. cazorla is their star midfielder .. 16 mill euros though .. would love him here .. never mind Rondon .. god to hear that these top clubs Marseille/Malaga need to sell ..

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  • Graeme

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    The news yesterday was we had offered 12 Million euros which had been rejected as it did not come close to their valuation of nearer 18 Million Euros.

    How is this news?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Hatem
    Doesnt Remy get shipped out wide quite often? Might explain why his goals to game ratio isnt amazing

    Bloomin
    Why wouldnt Remy come to us?

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    If Ba and Cisse is worth over £15 mill, then u’d have to say Remy is worth that too.
    However, Ba and Cisse doesn’t have one year left on the contract…

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #13

    sweendog
    Aye he is meant to be pretty impressive their stand out player apparently Doubt we would be in for him. Isco on the other hand we have been linked with and is meant to be a real gem for the future depends how much they want for him I suppose

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    @bloomin marv… We also have to considder the new rules of how many non-home grown players we have. We must be pushing the limit now, and with possible debuchy and maybe someone like anita, we could run out of places.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Dannyo
    Neither does Remy according to transfermarkt his contract runs until 2015

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    @Markaccus

    Another reason to sign Carroll? 😉

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    @WWYCD

    Quite right – Signed a 5 year deal in 2010.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #18

    WWYCD .. I heard Remy is in his final year but wants a move to Italy ..still with our french B&W army he may want to move here

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  • Bloomin Marveaux-lous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Wwycd

    Because Tottenham were probably prepared to pay him stupid money so that’s what his agents will be telling him he is worth. They’ll be saying wait 1 year and then you can earn what you want when you become a free agent. We’re no mugs but Unfortunatley footballers are. Just my opinion.

    Also I agree that many clubs resorting to a fire sale is good news. It shows how well rub we are that from relegation to Europe in 3 seasons hasn’t cost us a fortune. We are the Envy of world football and a business model that will be copied potentially changing the face of the game if we were to updates big boys in the next few years with a title challenge.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    @ HBTM. Yep. We need to sign at least one senior brittish player. We have lots of french and africans on the books now.

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  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Just a thought, wonder why we haven’t shown any interest in Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in this transfer window.
    In January we were desperate to sign him.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    yep 5 year deal in 2010 ..he’ll be too dear..

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  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    If we sign Remy, Debuchy, Anita/ Marada, Douglas, Koura, Good:

    ———————Krul—————–
    Debuchy–Douglas-Colo–Santon
    ——————–Tiote—————–
    HBA————Cabaye——–Remy
    ———-Cisse———–Ba————

    Subs:
    Harper, Raylor, Saylor, Anita/ Marada, Jonas, Marveaux, Shola
    Reserves:
    Elliot, Ferguson, Willo, Good, Tavernier, Perch, Bigi, Sameobi, Gosling, Amalfitano, Abeid, Obertan, Vuckic, Koura

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  • Bloomin Marveaux-lous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Damn you sweendog with your poor info.

    Wwycd he would come to us then

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Papiss_Myself .. their chairman is more ruthless than ours and has stated he’s worth 23mill even though he’s in his last year of his contract

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    Bloomin Marveaux-lous .. hard keeping up to date on these players sometimes ..:-)

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #27

    No we’re not.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #28

    Well seems to be a bit of confusion over Remys contract then haha a year left or 3? Transfermarkt is where I get my info on contracts and they are normally spot on but I honestly dont know

    Bloomin
    Fair one on the Spurs link but am sure it was all Rednapp who wanted him not sure with the manger chance that the interest is still there tbh time will tell though and I dont think we are that far off where Spurs are in terms of footing in the league but I might just be being biased 😉

    Aye its not a bad position to be in for us we dont need to sell players and we have reserves to buy apparently…negotiations may be a bit of a let down though I think our ‘style’ may well back fire eventually

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  • Bloomin Marveaux-lous

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #29

    Hang on is Remy a ben Arfa like player?

    Ive always seen him as a striker?!

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  • dmac

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #30

    I wouldnt be too sure about malaga they just failed to pay their players wages.

    Remy is decent but not sure he is worth 15m

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  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #31

    We could use a player like Remy. He is one of the fastest players in the game today and can play out right and left. If we are gonna stick to the 433 which I really liked we need him more than Carroll.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #32

    According to the Northern Echo, Ncle are about to pull the plug on the Debuchy deal and look elsewhere, because Lille won’t lower their £8m asking price.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Sweendog, you do know its only 2012? If he signed 5 years in 2010 then he runs out in 2015. That’s 3 more years. 12-13, 13-14, 14-15.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #34

    @ jimmy. That’ll be a repeat of the chronicles story earlier this morning. I wouldn’t worry, if lille need to sell, they will end up agreeing on something like 6.5m. This course of events was inevitable, as french clubs always posture, and nufc refuse to be mugged.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #35

    Markaccus – or, are the French clubs now wise to our negotiating tactics? I doubt if Lille need to sell having received a fortune from Chelsea for Hazard. We’ll soon see.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Markaccus .. agreed as I’ve stated earlier

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #37

    jimmymagpie .. yep agreed .. not sure how this will pan put .. I reckon we’ll get him but there are a good few RB’s available at the right age so I reckon we’ve got the upper hand

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Changing the subject lads, has anybody heard what has happened to the Aussie kid, Curtis Good?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #39

    @sweendog, yeah sorry, just noticed an earlier post from you. My phone displays them backwards and it all gets confused lol

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Personally I would love to see Remy at Newcastle. I don’t really see it happening and I see us going back for Gameiro. Both are great players but I think we’ll need to cough up at least 13M pounds to get one of them through the door. The Carroll saga is a bit of fun from our board I think. We’ve left our offer on Liverfool’s table and now we are just going on about our business. If Liverfool accept our offer then we have taken the piss and if not we already are by making them consider a bid that is only half of what they payed for him months ago.

    Ashley, Pardew and co are really savvy business men and know how to get a bargain. It’s little wonder why our chairman is a self-made billionaire.

    HWTL

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