Newcastle had only three strikers when the summer transfer window close on September 1st, and they had failed to bring in the fourth striker they had tried to get and had missed out on their top target Luuk de Jung – who had elected to join Borussia Monchengladbach.
Pardew and Redknapp – we want Remy – no we want Remy
A couple of weeks ago speculation was risen again as Demba Ba’s release contract became active and who would have thought he would walk away from a struggling Newcastle side and be playing (and scoring for Chelsea yesterday – on January 5th – but that’s exactly what happened.
So Newcastle at the moment have only two experienced strikers in Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi, and Shola was sent off yesterday in the disgraceful and insipid display at Brighton, where we were knocked out of the FA Cup for the second year running.
So Newcastle badly need at least one striker brought in during this month – but the news is that Loic Remy – our number one target – is also in the sights of Harry Redknapp of QPR, and while they are bottom of the Premier League, the London club have more money than sense, and are willing to offer the French striker huge wages to join them this month.
And Harry Redknapp is in France today to attend the match between Marseilles and Guingamp at the Stade Velodrome, according to Mercato 365, and hopes to persuade the 26 year-old striker to join QPR this month – and Harry will have a big wage packet to offer to the 26 year-old.
Marseilles want around £10M for Remy, so it remains to be seen whether Newcastle miss out again on our top target, which we did in the summer with Luuk de Jung, and Alan Pardew has called on the Newcastle owner to spend the money this month – to give Newcastle some chance of preserving our Premier League status.
The famous Tyneside club were in a terrible capitation yesterday at Brighton, where we amazingly lost our 11th game out of the last 16 game in all competitions, in a run where we have a paltry two wins – one against QPR and one against a 10 man Wigan side.
These are starting to be dangerous times for Newcastle, and the hole we are digging seems to be getting deeper with each game, and we hope Mike Ashley and the Newcastle board will act, and not miss out yet again – on one of our top targets.
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