Newcastle In Negotiations For Marseilles Striker


Newcastle have today opened talks with 25 year-old Marseilles striker Loic Remy, according to reports in France, and Newcastle will try to close the deal as quickly as possible, although Tottenham and QPR are also interested.

loic remy close up

Loic Remy – Newcastle said to be in negotiations

Newcastle would have tried to bring in a new striker whether or not Demba Ba moved on and if the Senegal man leaves we’ll have only tow experienced strikers, although it looks like Sola Ameobi will not be going to the African Cup of Nations.

The reports from France suggest Newcastle contacted Marseilles officials earlier this week, after Demba Ba’s advisers met with Chelsea officials in London on Sunday night and negotiations have started in earnest over the last couple of days.

The price is estimated at £10M and it would be another great singing to go with French International right back Mathieu Debuchy, with reports from his pal Yohan Cabaye saying he has already officially signed for Newcastle.

Debuchy and Remy would both be excellent signings for Newcastle.

Here’s hoping.

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576 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #1

    I could see this guy having really hleping us. He’s quality and would probably benefit from changing scenery and being with national teammates at Frenchcastle United 🙂

    Sign him up!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #2

    I pray that he wasn’t watching last night.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Would be a great signing for us.

    Also Ricardo quaresma is available on a free as he has no club. At 29 would he be worth a punt. 3 good years left in him and won’t be losing money as a free transfer. Always had talent and maybe being released will give him a kick up the backside he might have needed.

    A premier league in might be the challenge he needs.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #4

    I can’t see this story anywhere. Anyone got any links?

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  • toonicle

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    If we grab him for 10 Mil I don’t see Ashley spending much or any more after that sadly.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Has Drenthe signed for anyone yet!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Beattie

    That ‘stance’ sums up my feelings well. However in my opinion, the main issue is a further question:

    Will he be sacked? Definitely not.

    The problems come from the owner accepting mediocrity, because money comes from staying in the Premier League and nothing else. The only significant step up in terms of revenue is finishing 4th – but that would requiring gambling and investing heavily, which we saw last summer is not in the plan.

    Quite simply, I believe that the probability of Pardew being sacked is 0, and I believe that the reason for that is that the board would be just as happy with a 17th place finish as they would be with 8th.

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  • toon1707

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #8

    This would be a quality signing that would give the team and fans a huge lift if we can pull it off. Although as always I will not get excited till I see him on the pitch with pardew holding his toon scarf aloft

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Not convinced that this deal will happen.

    If Spurs etc are interested we’ve no chance.

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #10

    please let this be true

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Transfer Sage

    Interesting. If we can get him for reasonable wages it might be worth a shot. But I haven’t watched him much lately.

    toonicle, I had that same thought. Here’s hoping we’re wrong and Pards can convince MA we NEED defenders

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #12

    I just hope we don’t do what we normally do: draw out the negotiations interminably only to pull out at the last moment because we can’r get him on the cheap.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #13

    we tried but we just couldnt agree terms

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Remy just turned 26 on Jan 2nd, just for info.

    He’d definitely be a perfect foil for Cisse.
    Hope Pards and co have sorted something out.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Beattie

    From previous thread.

    I just wanted to say that using moyes record could help.

    It shows that a very talented manager (many regard him as this now) had a rocky start to his career at Everton.

    This was also he case at man utd with Alex ferguson. Took 3 years to settle in.

    Now I’m not saying this directly relates to pardew as circumstances may well vary.

    What I wil say though is with a limited budget, limited quality in depth and a few injuries. (Not forgetting some unusual tactics from the manager himself) our season has stuttered.

    Pardew has always been sacked after his difficult second year. He has never been given another season to see if he can correct the problems.

    There is nothing to show he can get things back on track but there is also nothing to show he can’t as he was sacked before being given the chance.

    I’m not saying pardew is nlameless as he deserves criticism if he got praise last year. But I think the earliest the club should reasses his position is during the summer.

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  • toonicle

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #16

    NorCal- Cheers to that. Maybe Pards is somehow more convincing behind closed doors than at Press events lol.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Reports!!! I Could of new that wud be in before I read this post

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  • irishtoon99

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes, I think he wud be a welcome addition, more like Cisse then Ba imo.. I keep calling for AP’s head, but u can see why today part of the reason he was hired, says allot of the right things to the media, well able to put a spin on things.. Well we will soon see, talk is cheap…

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #19

    TDS
    Sadly your completely right!

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #20

    toonicle

    Yeah he really should harp on it more in the press. He’s being too ambiguous, at least until just recently.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Darrenfletcher

    Not as good as seeing confirmed deal or anything but still interesting to read a bit if speculation.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    West Ham signing Chamack.

    That will be Carroll dumped.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Transfer Sage, i quite like the Quaresma idea. He can play on both wings, just depends on whether his wage demands would be silly and also whether his attitude fits as he’s had several fallings out with players and managers recently.

    Get him in til the summer and let Fergs go out on loan for a bit to develop further.

    Can’t wait to see the Debuchy signing made official, Remy despite his goal record this season will also be a great signing!

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  • Crow59

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Drenthe is a immense shout althou he has a bad attitude he undoubtably has alot of talent and wpuld be an ideal replacement for jonas, that or scott sinclair on loan 🙂

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  • toonicle

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #25

    He seems to think being coy or playing word games will help him in negotiations or something. I don’t get it. We all know what’s needed to stop the leaking of goals, just get it done Pards.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Great that we’re in for him, but a defender should be first on the list, then the striker.
    Love it or hate it, we have options, altho not great ones, for strikers.
    Not as much at CB.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Excellent news. Lads, I dont think there will be any messing this window. If he wants to come here, then we will get him if he is within our budget. Which seems to be the case because we have Got a good feeling about this player, cant see him being utilised in a 4-4-2 tho. Strictly 4-3-3 out on the left. “Demba style”

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Dannyo…

    very good words from Keegan them, shows he’s actually watched and assessed our situation from a fans perspective, not just recycling the same old shite that papers publish; which most pundits seem to do these days.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #29

    I would just really like that CB drawn up as quick as possible, so we can stop the excuses about our defense being at fault 🙂

    …we need to move past excuses all together to overcome this I think!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Re post frm previous thread

    Doom
    Wenger/ SAF have at time admitted things……our team shape and confidence looks shattered as soon as a team enter our half……and we back, back, back away inviting teams to thrash us! AP has seriously co@ked this season up…….injuries aside I still do not think our performances have been good enough.
    Agree £20m should be minimum to protect investment of EPL considering the xtra £30m on top of what we get now for TV rights nxt season…….but sadly its all the same music coming from SJP…….amazed that the egos and arrogance of the 3 wise men can even fit inside our great stadium! We deserve so much better IMO.

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  • jettson1971

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Has anyone heard or saw comment from
    ProudtobeaGeordie today? he seems to hav gone very quiet?? his comments seemed to be ‘itk’ !!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Take “which seems to be the case” out of my last comment”. Just woke up and have tired fingers

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #33

    @toonLYF
    Aye, i liked it.
    He speaks the truth i think. I think we can get back into the top 10 fold, but it has to start at Brighton and continue at Norwich.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #34

    jettson @31 -he has not been on today.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Btw, is Obertan starting to come good?
    He’s done really well after returning from injury.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Contrary to what others say, i really think we have a better chance of getting Remy then Spurs do. We already have numerous French players here to attract him although our league position does not help atm. HBA, Cabaye, Debuchy, Marveaux and Obertan should be enough to attract him, fingers crossed.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #37

    We have lost 9 out of 11 and only won 2 in the last 15!!!!! Thats freefall. The manager seems to think that things will improve when stars return. The same stars who got us in this mess in the first half of the season. Still no real dissent in the ground apart from boos at the end. Any other manager would have been well sacked by now. It must be the worst run in our history. We are sleepwalking towards relegation and nobody can be really bothered to do anything about it. Mashers has cowed everyone into silence. The Cockney mafia have won in the Geordie heartland. How sad is that!!!!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh, this might be interesting.
    Marseille looking like they’re going to buy Maiga.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon1978

    I think it also helps we’ve been in contact with some of these players for a year, so they’ve seen our successes and know our potential despite this year’s wash of a season.

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  • psutty80

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #40

    From previous thread, it may be that maiga will go to Marseille as he is unsettled at west ham on loan, which would mean they will let Rémy go. West ham will get chamakh. Got this info from a west ham fan.

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