Harry Redknapp In France To Tie Up Loic Remy Deal

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.

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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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19 comments so far

  • AusMagpie

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #1

    If QPR sign him before us that sums up our front office in a nutshell.

  • shanghai fan

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #2


  • Kyo

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Remy won’t join QPR. He’ll want to play with his french teammates to increase chances of getting into France National squad.

    We’ll see though.

  • miggy

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #4

    we need to get ma and ap out of our club boycott the games if needs must but we need to rid ourselves of this permanet hangover we will not be the same untill they gone as much as we love the club we have to act as supporters of our club n rid us of this disease

  • headtheball

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #5

    I wish Parsnip would go back to being a glazier as we can all see through him. How deflating. Angry despondent upset.

  • 2_goal_tino

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t care, use the money on the defence!

  • headtheball

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #7

    It must be as bad as this supporting NSW during State of Origin

  • Salaam

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Enough of this bullshit with Remy..


    He is 23, whereas Remy is 26.
    He has a great injury record…
    MUCH faster than remy imo
    Just as good a finisher
    Better name
    No ACON this year (for gabon)
    Is in form and playing for his club now.


    He celebrates with a spiderman mask! I would love to see him and Jonas score in the same match! ahah

    Also – we have been linked with him many times recently.. do a google search for ‘Newcastle Aubameyang’

    Would be the signing of the season for sure! We would make Chelsea’s snag of ba for 7m look like nothing.

    He cisse and HBA scare me more than city,united or chelseas attack – just on pure pace and skill

  • Dagwoodz

    Jan 6, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #9

    I still think Guidetti should be or primary target followed by Aubameyang. Guidetti has 19 goals in 20 appearances while on loan to Feyenoord this season. Oh yeah, he’s only 20 years young too.

  • tweaked

    Jan 6, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #10

    yeah i agree dagswood, i think city will let him go for under 8m as well

  • magpiebop

    Jan 6, 2013 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #11

    We need players in quick and need to start a winning run against Norwich on saturday hopefully wii at least 3 new faces in the line up.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 6, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #12

    I think Aubameyang overall is better than Remy

  • carrmatt04

    Jan 6, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Aubrngmang for me any day off the week he is a real talent, remy has one goal and is known to be struggling don’t make any further errors Alan .


    Jan 6, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #14

    I agree with Salaam on Remy!

    I would laugh out loud if QPR got Remy and were still relegeated. I like QPR


    Jan 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Sticky fingers: but i,ll carry on:

    Was just about to say that i had a soft spot for QPR unti Arry went to them ! If we can get this other lad then i,m okay with that, but will be glad if we just get a new striker in.

    If Remy goes to QPR and they still go down it may be possible to get Remy after they drop to the Championship. QPR will not be able to keep him after a drop down a division!
    Mmmmm, bears thinking about?

  • spennymoor-mag

    Jan 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Quite simple we need new players in this week or we going down. I’m reading people saying if remy gos to qpr and they go down then we can get him on the cheap next season??? If he gos to qpr for the money,then fuc* him like! I wouldn’t even consider him

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    If QPR offer stupid money theres little we can do. Would you break the clubs wage structure to offer him 100k a week? Anyone who would clearly doesnt have the best interest of our club at heart.

    I’ll accept losing Remy if we have a second option lined up ready to go. If we lose out on Remy on Friday and have to start looking and negotiating from scratch we’ll have wasted a week and thats unacceptable.

    Id like someone unveiled to the fans before Norwich, be it striker or CB.

  • StuW

    Jan 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    I cannot see him going to a club so deep into a relegation fight in all honesty. We are on the fringes of it still, and we are still in Europe(not that it counts for anything_)

  • JamesP32

    Jan 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #19

    You’ve got to bare in mind this is just speculation, no word from sky sports about any truth in this, just pure Sunday paper talk happens all the time, plus I doubt he would want to go to QPR then again money talks.


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