Newcastle Should Know This Week If They Can Sign Remy


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.

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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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146 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Story of NUFC Supporter’s life

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Hasent it been agreed Shola won’t be going to the ACoN? Read it on twitter this morning didn’t know if it was true

    Sakho would be fantastic, Remy would be good if he refound his form and stayed fit but I doubt either will happen but then I doubt we will see any new faces in Jan

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #3

    @wwycd why so glum pal?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Newex mag
    So these players won’t come because their agents and clubs will mess us around and nothing to do with Dirk ‘hardball ‘ Dastardly thinking he’s clever by holding out for a few quid less.

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  • KrulG4ME

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Would love to sign Sakho and Remy. Would also love to sign Sissoko to but cannot see it happening. I sure hope im wrong

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    PPB
    Not glum as such I think our season will transform when Cabs is back 100% and HBA is in the team again, just have no faith in the board…better to be surprised than disappointed

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    To be fair Remy has not been playing much for Marsailles so i think their evaluation is a little steep. However, Ashleys 8 million bid stinks of nit picking once again. I wonder if he will ever learn. It could cost us EPL status if he continues to play hard ball. Ashley wants everything to go his way and if it does not then he walks away. He needs to meet somewhere in the middle. We should offer around 11 to 12 million for Remy, just my opinion. According to the Chronicle we are also looking at Sakho which would be awesome lol. Remy, Sakho, Debuchy and Sissoko would be a very nice Xmas indeed with D.Ba signing on the dotted line but thre is more chance of me winning the bloody lottery lol.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    No chance.

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Sahko / Remy / Debuchy & Sissoko = Dream window !! Emphasis on the ‘dream’ part though! We will have half the French international side soon – which can’t be a bad thing !

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  • Jamiemac

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Sick of us being tight b*stards, I understand Ashley’s thinking, but for a rich man like him 1-2M extra shouldn’t be too much a problem. The Debuchy saga was pathetic, don’t want that happening and we miss out AGAIN on a class player like Remy.

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  • TorqToon

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Toon1978 – great minds think alike my friend! 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Toon1978
    If those 4 players came in it would be the best possible Jan I can imagine talking 30+mill in a window that we don’t like operating in though

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    @jfa i honestly think in the summer window it was a little of both. obviously clubs don’t like it when we’re haggling but at the same time i believe clubs wanted to stick us for more cash just in case there was another cabaye situation.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #14

    I still dont think the penny has dropped yet for Ashley & co.

    They still think they can sign everybody for peanuts.

    Going to be a long long January…

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  • Ben3arfa

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #15

    not gonna happen knowing out track record under cashley

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #16

    TorqToon and WWYCD
    Yes it would truly be a very good window if we did get them players in. Little worrying hearing that Chelsea want HBA but here’s to hping it woto come off. Just hope Ashley really digs deep and gives the supporters some festive cheer and it would really shake that lot up down the road if we where to sign these 4 lads haha.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #17

    @wwycd ah. well agree about when cabs and hba come back we’ll look a lot better. i think we’ll make 1 signing max

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #18

    PPB
    We could see a signing but am not expecting it mate haha

    Toon1978
    Am not worried about HBA going to Chelsea he wants a manager that understands him and (not a bad thing) panders to him doubt he would get that with Chelsea revolving door plus if he goes he’s just a merc wanting a pay day…that’s how people who leave are seen yeah? Haha

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #19

    @ben3arfa really there is no track record to speak of.
    january-sold Carroll got kuqi (crap)
    summer-sold trouble and aging signed youth and class (good)
    January – sold none got a goal scorer (decent but no cb)
    summer – got anita + youth lost some fringe guys (poor window)

    tbf our windows are up and down but everybody is just judging off the summer that’s just gone

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #20

    @wwycd we expected nowt last January. we expected nowt the summer before that two.
    i suppose we should have no positive or negative expectations. just wait and see

    btw has catchy reared his horrible little head since his ridiculous statement?

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  • Solaidback

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #21

    I think you’ll probbaly find, as it been reported already, that we’ll be paying £8m + player to get Remy in, whether or not that is Marvauex or Obertan but as Marvuaex has been playing well lately, it may be someone else we get rid of as part ex…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #22

    As I’ve said before Im reserving judgement on signings as Im not sure,all I know is I expected the most exciting transfer window in a long time last summer after the exploits of last season,especially after Leon Best was sold,the Mashley apologists will undoubtedly say that Mashley will learn from his mistakes but I don’t think he ever will while making up this five year plan on a daily basis.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #23

    WWYCD

    I think HBA really does love life in Newcastle but we need to show ambition to keep him here for another few years. This lad can be one of the best in Europe on his day and it’s up to us to build around HBA. I don’t think Chelsea would suit HBA anyway, he is more an Arsenal type of player but they can all go jump off a cliff lol. They mentioned 12 million for HBA. I nearly choked on my coffee when i seen that. 20 miilion for Henderon, 35 million for Carroll and the press believe Ashley will sell for 12 million. That’s why i think it is utter baffonary lol.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #24

    @solaidback its sammy! lol

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #25

    @jfa i am glad you’re reserving judgement mate. think thsts the best way. im not sure whether he will learn from his mistakes but i hope he attempts to stabilize his investment. if only a little

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    doesn’t this remind us of another signing such as Debuchy FFS! Anyone say that errors were not made should get examined seriously! Look like MA/DL are slow learners…..the language is already the same….”we’ll do our best to get players across the line”….really angers me.
    Club should be saying equivocally “we will sign 4 players this window.” We definitely need a CAM….if anyone is in doubt about that then watch the QPR match again…..all that possession in their half but unable to create opportunities.
    As for Shola missing out on ACON, if you do not empower a player to do what they want that is an unhealthy thing. So what have they promised Shola……..the lad is great and he deserves better IMO…..we need to sign a striker, CAM, CB, RB……clearly we’ll be bartering like we did last summer….but the reality is we have less bargaining power in January, its more expensive and EVERYONE knows that apart from DL/MA – what a pair of complete tools!
    As for the team, yes we are short on players but not to same degree as to the detriment of the performances that we have churned out. AP has not been good tactically this season, has been too defensive in his outlook. Yes last 5 games have been better but IMO we have a long long way to go. I do not think AP can see that though and I really hope that it does not come at the cost of a thrashing by Man U or Arsenal to convince him of that…..cos that for me would put our players at an all time low on confidence. Really hope AP goes for a more attacking formation and play Cisse in the middle with Gabs and Marv in midfield…here’s hoping anyway…HWTL!

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #27

    @1978 the press know sweet fa regarding our incoming/outgoing players 12m for benny? pah. bulls**t!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #28

    @4:

    I,m just very tired and frustrated about all the rumours and all the different names which appear on here! Not sure how the rest feel abou this or you either Jail?

    It would be really nice if they just announced a concrete signing without all the Crap beforehand !
    .
    On the one side, it may just be done to confuse agaents and other Clubs but on the other, its getting right up my nose !
    This is NUFC, for gods sake, lets stop fannying around and get the players we need signed Pronto !

    Jamiemag @ 10 is right, at the end of the day, Fat Ash and Llambs arse are just being tight!

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #29

    PPB
    Aye true we will wait and see mate but if we don’t do business early I don’t see us doing any business

    Toon1978
    I agree he seems happy though harsh on him to say he’s a Arsenal type player he does have some fight and a backbone 😉

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #30

    Spreadthetoon

    Excellent post mate.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #31

    WWYCD

    Hahahaha, i do apologise for the Arsenal connection 🙂

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #32

    @spread it can be cheaper if players only have 6-18 months left. not too many of these deals but i thought id mention that two

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  • Mo Drysdale

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #33

    Team for Boxing day:——–Krul——————————

    Santon———-Williamson———Coloccini—–Gutierrez

    Tavernier——Anita—–Perch——Marveaux—Obertan

    ——————————–Cisse——————————

    I am getting pissed off with Ba so lets get Cisse in his preferred position, the lad has been working his nads off and deserves a chance.

    Or a team of beasts:——–Krul——————————

    Santon———Williamson———Coloccini—–Gutierrez

    Cisse———Perch——Ameobi——Ranger—Sameobi

    ————————————Ba

    I think all 6ft plus

    Merry christmas to all

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #34

    @wwycd you win post of the day. your prize? an air guitar!

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  • Anth

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #35

    Hey everyone! This is my first post!

    We need to be getting behind the team and the manager during these tough times. The amount of injuries we have and alot of our best players out. Alan ain’t really had a big selection of players to put out to win games, even ones we ” think” we can win. This is the boards fault for not investing in the summer and I personally think they have learnt their lesson. The board will now realise that they will have to pay the going rate for players on some occasions especially if they are international players. The days of getting the cabaye’s n Ben arfa’s for a poxy 5m are gone for nufc. Everyone is aware that our amazing scout is good for eyeing up decent talent on the cheap, this has now changed and I think 95% of the players we buy now we will have to pay the going rate.

    I think January we will be busy, I personally think BA will be off an to be honest I want him to go. Anything reported by the media about nufc it’s BA this n BA that. This is not a 1 player club, it’s not all about BA. I’m sick to the back teeth of hearing about it an I’m sure it’s upsetting the dressing room not knowing if one of our best strikers is going to leave an where it will leave the club. I personally think this has had an effect on our play these last 8 weeks.

    As for cisse, I feel for him in a big way, the poor lad came here in January and blew the league out the water with some of the most amazing goals you could see in this league. BA spits his dummy out because he’s out on the left an not scoring and Alan decides to put BA in the central position and cisse out on the right. Really? After seeing what we achieved for the second part of the season we change it to a load of crap. It wouldn’t supprise me if cisse leaves if BA stays and I’d rather have cisse. BA is clearly stuck up his own arse, not to mention ball greedy. A few times he could have played cisse on to goal but instead tries to score for 30 yards out with a piss poor effort, trying to score like cisse to look more attractive to bigger clubs who would want him. Sorry mr BA but you ain’t cisse who can score from ridiculous angles and distance.

    Thats my views on that situation lol.

    I also think tiote’s place in the team is not going to be guaranteed looking at how well vernon is playing. At the moment my choice for the 3 in the middle would be cabs, bigi, Anita. Tiote just ain’t cutting the mustard at the moment and when bigi plays his position he rarely puts a foot wrong and he’s intelligent on the ball. Cracking player for 18 years of age.

    Players we need in:

    Remy
    Debuchy
    Sisoko
    Douglas

    Get a few more youngsters in too.

    Players out:

    BA.
    Simmo.
    Willo.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #36

    PPB
    That may be the case….last summer transfer window was probably the most infuriating window of recent times and the worst signal to our players……cannot tell you how upset I will be if the same happens…..unfortunately DL/MA have got a strange nack of continually doin’ that and not learning by their mistakes.
    WWYCD mentioned the importance of early signings…which for me is critical…..I want players in NOW and not the end of the window tbf……it also signal intent from the board to the players which brings in a feel good factor…..after all look at Liverfool!

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #37

    PPB
    Haha I graciously accept such a wonderful prize

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Either pay the asking price for remy or move for other targets.

    But firstly get a bloomin’ centre back and fullback through the door.

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  • Tommyy

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #39

    I highly doubt we’re going to get Remy, he is simply too expensive. We’re probably the worst team in the world to deal with regarding transfers, we’ve become notorious for taking the piss. If we do Spurs et al will come in at his valuation and get him.
    As for Pardews comments on Man Utd, fair enough he’s trying to inspire some hope and confidence but my god I was squirming when I read his piece. Sounded so false and desperate, he should have just said we’re clearly the underdogs but we’ll go out there and give it out best shot and try and play some football in the process. I can see us getting embarrassed a la Villa and then he’s just going to wind everyone up further with his post match comments.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #40

    We can cope til the summer with Ba, cisse, shola and Campbell.

    We need defenders as priority…same for last 3 transfer windows

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