News in the local press today that this week is important and Newcastle should find out if they will be able to bring French International Loic Remy to Tyneside, but once again the difficulty seems to be in the different valuation of the 17 times capped striker.
Loic Remy – a Newcastle player next week?
Apparently Marseilles are valuing the player they bought from Nice two years ago for 12M at a high 15M, with Newcastle not offering anywhere bear that amount, and the news last week was the club was trying to get the 25 year-old for around 8M.
Why does this scenario seem so familiar?
We just hope with the Newcastle Board having made some big mistakes in the summer transfer window, which the club is now paying for, that the will not quibble with the fees too much – especially if it’s within the range of Newcastle’s valuation.
Newcastle will need to bring in a new striker in January, and in early January too, with Shola Ameobi very likely to be going to the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria, and he’s already been name sin the provisional squad, and that fantastic goal on Saturday will have done his chances no harm at all.
And there looks to be another circus with Demba Ba’s release clause, which becomes active again on January 1st, and we suppose he could leave at any time next month.
And if Ba doesn’t leave next month we’ll have the same stupid scenario in the summer too.
Is this getting tedious with Ba’s release clause – or is this getting tedious?
Let’s know what you think.
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