It’s hardly surprising that Alan Pardew wants to get a replacement in for the departed Demba Ba as soon as possible, and Newcastle will not move for any of their other transfer targets until they secure either Remy or another top striker, who can replace Demba Ba in the squad.
Loic Remy – German clubs now interested
Demba Ba’s are big shoes to fill of course, and there’s a big question as to whether Newcastle can score the goals through the end of the season to keep us in the Premier League, given that Ba scored 13 of the 27 goals Newcastle have scored in the Premier League this season.
Remy is an excellent choice to play in Newcastle’s 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formations, as he can play up the middle as an out and out striker, or on one of the flanks in a 4-3-3 formation.
So if Newcastle can tie up the deal by the end of the week, which seems to be Newcastle’s goal, then Loic would be a good signing and in a 4-3-3 formation our front three would be Ben Arfa, Cisse and Remy – and that looks a strong front three.
German clubs are still said to be interested in taking Loic Remy to the Bundesliga, and as happens in these transfer deals, there are conflicting reports coming out, although all reports seem to have Newcastle in the lead for the French striker, but the Tyneside club will need to move quickly to try to tie a deal up this week.
But Newcastle are not renowned for their speed in the transfer market, and with Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 both said to be interested, it could well be the Frenchman wants to see what the German clubs can offer him.
There were reports last week that Loic wanted to wait and see what offers came in for him, but of course that’s exactly what Newcastle do not want to happen, and the sooner we can get this lad signed up the better.
But the longer this deal goes past the end of the week, it could be that he is going to wait and see all offers that may come in for him – and this thing could drag on – again.
That would be to Newcastle’s advantage, and it seems that Newcastle are not going to try to sign anybody else, until they get a replacement in for Ba.
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