We have to hope that Mike Ashley will open his check book in January, and bring in as many as three or four new players, so that Newcastle can have a chance of rescuing our season, and the last thing we want to do is not to be in the Premier League next season – that would be an unmitigated disaster for the club.
Loic Remy - Marseilles 25 year-old striker
Newcastle have a good squad, but it’s far too small and when our top stars are out injured, the strength in depth is just not there , and that has been proved over the last four league games, when we have picked up a single point against opposition we would have expected to get a lot more points from.
And news today that one of Newcastle’s reported striker targets – Loic Remy of Marseilles – is available for £10M and Marseilles seem willing to sell him in January, but Tottenham and Liverpool are also said to be interested in the striker, who Newcastle were first interested in back in 2008, when he was a 21 year-old at Lyon.
Remy’s agent is Bruno Satin and he had this to say to Le10Sport today:
“Marseilles needs the money and Remy going could be a solution.” “If they were to get an offer of £10M, the club would let him leave.”
Of course we have to be very wary of what agents say, because they will say and do anything that gets their client sold, so they can make money on the deal.
And it may be that Newcastle do not think this lad is good enough to pay out £10M for, but we need some reinforcements in January, and especially since Shola Ameobi is very likely to be off to the African Cup of Nations, with the Nigerien squad.
Remy is now 25 and in 95 games for Marseilles he has scored a decent 39 goals, and this season he has just a couple of goals in 12 appearances, after scoring 20 goals in 42 appearances last season for the former French Champions.
Do you think Remy is worth £10M to Newcastle in January – given the situation we are in?
Let us know what you think.
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