The Latest News On Newcastle Target Loic Remy


We were really surprised when the news broke a few days ago, that Marseilles and French International striker Loic Remy was on the radar screen of Newcastle United, and that the club had even made a bid of €12M for the 25 year-old,  a striker Newcastle have tracked for over four years now.

Loic Remy – very good player but hard to get to Tyneside

But it seems the situation at Marseilles is helping Newcastle in their quest to get the lad to Tyneside, and there’s little doubt he is a very good player, with 37 goals in 83 appearances, since joining Marseilles form Nice a couple of years ago.

Marseilles are in financial difficulty and will need to sell some of their players to get the financial books balanced, and the 17 times capped French International has even come out and talked about his possible transfer:

Remy had this to say to Sky Sports:

“I am contracted to Marseille but if the club wants to sell me, there is not much I can do about it.”   “The transfer window closes on August 31, so there is plenty of time for something to happen.”

Tottenham are also interested in the player, and even made a bid for him last January, and the news is that Arsenal, who seem almost certain to lose their top Dutch striker Robin van Persie this summer, are also credited with an interest.

But it’s the news on the fee that  worries us, because if Marseilles really want around  £15M for him as widely reported, we’re not sure that’s a good deal. That’s especially true when he has just one year left on his contract, so maybe a much better deal is possible.

The poll we put out yesterday shows that a majority Newcastle fans do  still want him – even at £15M – with 51% wanting him and 39% opposed.

Should Newcastle Bring In Loic Remy For £15M?

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If Newcastle an get this lad in for around £10M or less, that would be a very good deal, but we will find it hard to do that –  if Spurs’ interest is as real as it seems.

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58 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Just buy him or somebody please MA

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I think 15m is good for someone closer to his prime. We could still get a good resale value out of him after 4 years

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  • Vader

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t think he’s worth that much and we will probably go in at half the price

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    @valci i thought radoi looked class at Bucharest and totally agree he would have suited the Italian game. Shame he never made it big. Imagine sure he’ll always be remembered in his home country though.

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    We are sending a message to ‘Pool – “why would we spend even £15 million on AC when we could get Remy for the same, or even less?”

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    If we loose Ba then YES , If we dont loose Ba then YES ..

    Thats about his market price and i dont care what anyone says he is a MUCH better player than Carroll .

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Remy has way better movement, pace, skill and mobility than carroll if we are going to pay big money

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  • keeping the faith

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Toon totally agree. AC is no where near as good yet we were apparently willing to pay £15mill for him? If its true then I know who I would rather spend the money on!

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    PPB – it was really a classic case of a club demanding more then the player’s worth in the end. He missed out on a few opportunities and his morale was low…like i said…he never seemed the same. But yeah…he probly wont be forgotten especially by Steaua fans as he was their captain…personally i hate that club hehe.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    He was rated as a 20m player before he entered the final year of his contract, even at 15m he would be a great signing, 10m would be a major suprise, final year or not you cannot expect to get these players in at those prices

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    37 goals in 83 appearances – not really a 15mil player imho. If gonna spend big at least get a striker thats closer to 1/2 then 1/3.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Rotunda, that criticism of Hatem doesnt stand up. What Hatem is saying is that we will get the best of Debuchy’s career, and it might help keep Cabaye. Both points make sense. The guy is a talented player and probably worth 7mill . If this is teh valuation, pay up. Their chairman may be upping the price – but who says this is true? Maybe our guy is doing the opposite. After all, apparently we bid a derisory 4mill to start with ……how not to be taken seriously?? For goodness sake, we value Simmo at about 3mill ?? I appreciate there may be many factors involved here, but so far we have stalled on all ouir targets at senior level – maybe NUFC / MA is the common denominator?

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  • pardew no 1

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    im not sure about this one 15 million its going to be another gervino and we all be disappointed that “we couldn’t get are targets over the line”

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14

    I would be happy if Llambias just went to the pet shop, bought a puppy, called it Mathieu, and gave it to Pardew as a present.

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  • gfp13

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Final year of contract and a club in a bit of financial bother. That could lead to a bit of a lower fee being accepted. But I think this guy is the type of forward we need, someone with a bit of pace to burn bug who can also finish chances when it comes. He also fits into a 433 using him as a winger. This guy would be great and I’d love him here but whether it will happen I don’t know

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Does anyone know how big this “line” we’re trying to get people over is?

    Perhaps if we understood this we could be more patient whilst the players cross it?

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #17

    We are still waiting so.
    He doesn’t have the prowess in the air that Carroll has but he’s quicker,got a better touch and movement is better so 15 for a decent striker ain’t bad but when we got Cisse for 9 million just shows cheaper deals are available.
    It must be getting harder for Carr to pluck these gems for next to nothing while keeping it under the radar of other PL clubs

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki….The PL Puppy league?

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Ibitza – perhaps theres a problem with the boarder patrols since we’re having such a hard time getting them “across the line” hehe

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #20

    *border* i mean ffs…too many typos today.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Ibiza,
    It must be a lot bigger than a one even Daniella Westbrook had up her nose.

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  • pardew no 1

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #22

    did you guys know that carr scouted joe hart for less then a million and we might get remy coz he might be ben arfas mate

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Its maybe the siegfried line or the maginot line. Its a big line anyhoo. And its a very tiny door, and it’s jammed shut. And its a building with no doors or windows.

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  • newcben

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #24

    For £15m I’d much rather see us get Sturidge, he is desperate for 1st team football, is English, young and has prem experience. He can play so many dif positions as well and even lead the line on his own. Hopefully Curtis Good will provide enough cover so we can use money else where to secure Debuchy, CM, CF.

    ——————-Krul——————
    Debuchy—STyalor—Colo—Santon
    ————-Tiote—Anita————–
    HBA———-Cabaye——–Sturidge
    —————–Ba———————-

    Bench:
    Elliott
    Willo
    RTaylor
    Jonas
    Marv
    Cisse

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  • barcodejoe

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #25

    we need to stop pussy footing about and get some of these players on board asap. pay the money for Debuchy and douglas and Remy. forget sometimes you just have to pay the proper price, then the squad can concentrate on pre-season training…..oh and forget Carroll he hasnt got a patch on Remy.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 25, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Oh and nobody knows where any of them are because they are invisble. Except to Australians.

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Batcodejoe – personally id rather have Carroll but thats a matter of preference i guess. The actual question is who sets the “proper” price??

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  • Eli Clarkson

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Sturridge also has a fatal illness and could put clubs off .. Sucha shame for the lad , pure english talent

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #29

    hah sorry Joe…misspelled your name. I did say i was prone to typos today.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #30

    Pls get sign seal and deliver Pards n MA now…enough of playing hardball.
    Remy
    Douglas
    Debuchy
    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – ready to leave Montpellier – would be awesome if we signed this lad
    Anita

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #31

    There are some right nuggets on here these days like, bring back the realists.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Valci if we were to pay £15 mil id rather remy over carroll think remy is a much better all round player and can play up front and on either wing

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #33

    Colo-sus – do you mean the ones that just throw around “lists” of players that we should get? … if so i agree.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #34

    Rather than the optimists? Surely it’s good to have a balance.

    Maybe the “line” is a conga line…you try getting over that quickly…da da da da da da HEY!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #35

    If that’s what Colo means then yes, get them outta here. There’s optimism then stupidity, and that’s a thin line compared to Mike’s transfer one 🙂

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  • pardews waxwork lips

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Sorry to say like valci but 37 in 83 is only 4 and a half goals from 1 every 2 games…. In order for him to be closer to 1 goal every 3 games his stats would read around 37 goals in 111 games. Meaning he would have to go on a goaless drought four around 30 games. Some peoples logics for and against transfers make me laugh. I would love remy here but personally think it won’t come off if it does I will get a tattoo of joe kinnear on my arse!!

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  • gfp13

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Newcben
    Cisse bench?

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #38

    Right now Id rather we were put into administration so we would know we werent going to buy anyone! Tired of waiting, get Michael Owen back!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #39

    waxwork – my appologies…its 1 every 2,24 games… somehow in my head it was around 2,8 or so. Have to remember to double check my math lol.Still think we could do better at 15mil though.

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  • Valci

    Jul 25, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #40

    Tads – that’s a matter of preference. I prefer one type of player to the other thats it. I also see Carroll having a brighter future for some reason.

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