Strange news today that Newcastle may not be able to tie up the deal for Loic Remy until way into the January transfer window, since it seems the French International striker wants to consider all his options, before deciding which club to join.
Loic Remy – will take his time next month
That’s hardly a good thing for Newcastle, who will lose Shola Ameobi to the AFCON in January, and Demba Ba could leave at any time during the 31 days of January, and Newcastle need a new striker as early as possible.
And the news a week or so ago was that the club were hoping to announce his signing on New Years Day?
It’s being reported that there are factors in Newcastle favor, but we’ve heard all that before and it could simply be biased (or hopeful) reporting by reporters linked to our club – you know how it is – there’s sometimes some biased reporting there – sometimes. 😀
This is what a source close to the Frenchman told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Loic is quite relaxed about the situation but has made it clear Newcastle are one of the options on his list.” “He would prefer to play European football, but that is not a necessity and he has already spoken to Yohan Cabaye about life at the club.”
Loic seems to be good friends with Yohan Cabaye, and of course it would be great if we could get both Remy and Yohan’s best pal Mathieu Debuchy through the door next month, but another center-back is almost a must next month.
It appears that Remy would fit into the Newcastle attack well as he can play on the left-hand side of a front three, with Ben Arfa on the right and either Cisse or Demba Ba in the center.
Of course Papiss Cisse is becoming quite accomplished on the right side of the front three, and Alan Pardew has given the Senegal man considerable praise after the game at Old Trafford, in which he scored a great opportunist goal to put Newcastle 3-2 up.
We had hoped our club could complete their transfer business early in January, but of course that’s not always possible.
What do you think?
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