Newcastle were interested in Marseilles striker Loic Remy last summer, so we suppose it’s only natural, with January approaching, that there are reports we are again interested in the striker, even if the reports are not true.
Loic Remy – Newcastle still interested in French striker
Le10 Sport have reported that Newcastle United are again interested in the 25 year-old striker, with European Champions Chelsea also said to be interested in the player.
Newcastle have to look at strikers before January, since Demba Ba could move at that time via the release clause in his contract, and Shola Ameobi may be part of the Nigeria squad for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), and that would leave Newcastle severely short of strikers.
Whether it’s true or not, the news is that Newcastle could offer Sylvain Marveaux in a player plus cash move for the 17 times capped French International, and Sylvain has been struggling to get his career going at Newcastle.
Sylvain has not played too much this season and since arriving from Rennes in the summer of last year, he has made only 18 appearances for the Magpies.
It seems that the French club now want to sell Remy, but he will not come cheap and the figures thrown around last year were that the French club wanted £10M for him, and Newcastle wouldn’t pay that, unless they can get Marveaux valued at about half that figure.
There’s no doubt that Loic is a good player, and it’s possible Newcastle could do the deal if they can get him in for say Marveaux plus say £4M in cash, and of course they signed Sylvain is a free agent last year, although his wages may be high for the French club to match.
Loic Remy joined Marseilles from Nice in August of last year, and in 83 games he has scored 37 goals for them.
We think Loic would be a good signing for Newcastle, if we can get a good deal for him.
What do you think?
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