There is news today that Newcastle are close to putting in an offer for 26 year-old French international striker Loic Remy (he turned 26 on Wednesday), and that goes with the news yesterday that Newcastle had entered into discussions for the former Lyon and Nice striker, who Newcastle have tracked since 2008.
Loic Remy - Newcastle in negotiations for this player
The news is being reported by French radio station RMC, and they are saying that Newcastle will put in a bid for the Marseilles man soon.
While Marseilles manager Elie Baup and Sporting Director Jose Anigo are hoping to keep Remy in France through the end of the season, , President Vincent Labrune is thought to be in favor of selling the striker for around £10M.
Remy is also wanted by London clubs QPR and Tottenham, and while Spurs would be a threat if they were keen on the striker, we don’t think QPR, with the club being bottom of the league with 13 points, and playing at a stadium of 16,000 would hardly seem a draw compared to playing in front of 52,000 screaming Geordies at Newcastle.
Newcastle may not be able to compete with the top six clubs in England right now – but we can compete with all the rest – that’s for sure.
Demba Ba leaving like he did will be a big blow to Newcastle, because ti takes time for new players coming into a club, and get used to their style of playing, and even good players like Kevin Nolan have found that a move in January is difficult.
But on the other hand there’s the example of Papiss Cisse who was just magnificent last year when he arrived.
Newcastle will hope that Papiss can step up to the player and if we can get Debuchy, Remy and a top center-back though the door in January Newcastle will have done well.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed and hoping but the early acquisition of Loic Remy would lift the spirits of Newcastle supporters everywhere – and that’s what we need right now.
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