Confusion Surrounding Newcastle Transfer Target

There are a number of different stories circulating today about the status of the potential transfer of Loic Remy to Newcastle United.

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Loic Remy – uncertainty surrounding his future

Most of them are not positive, but you can take your choice – here are the different stories today:

  • Loic Remy will put off deciding until the end of the January transfer window which club he wants to join, and that is bad news for Newcastle, who had hoped to tie up an early deal for the Marseilles striker. And Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund have officially contacted Marseilles about the striker and that’s not good news either.
  • The LaProvence newspaper is reporting today that Newcastle will put in a bid in the next 24 hours of around £9M for the striker, and that will be the first official bid lodged for the striker. The news could be true and it’s consistent with the story above because it’s up to Remy if he wants to even talk to Newcastle about terms – should the bid be accepted by Marseilles.
  • And just today LaProcence is also reporting the Marseilles manager says he thinks Remy could even stay at Marseilles after all, and this is what manager Elie Baup had to say about his striker:.

            “For a year, every transfer window, we have been talking about his departure.” “But he is still there. Maybe he still will be in the summer.” “As this is the third transfer window where we are talking about his departure, he does not focus on it.” “

            “He seeks primarily to regain his touch. The physical side, he has found. He must now partner that with the co-ordination of movements and feeling of the game.”

All these stories could be consistent of course, but exactly what will transpire we just don’t know, but our feeling is this does not look good for Newcastle’s chances of getting Remy to the club – sorry about that.

Not only could our low position of 15th place in the league table put potential targets off, but Remy is almost guaranteed European football at Marseilles every season, and it doesn’t look very likely that Newcastle can qualify for Europe next season.

This sort of thing tends to happen when you have lost nine of the last eleven league games, and certainly over the last couple of months the name of Newcastle United has been tarnished a little – at least as a club for top players to move to in January.

That’s the unfortunate truth.

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28 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #1

    repost – Transfer Sage

    Agreed on Sammy and also a little on Shola and Abeid.

    But if you look at our midfield objectively: Gael, Anita, Marveaux and Obertan have showed a great deal of poise against top opposition like that ManU match. Excellent on the ground pass and creating triangles. I would not have expected that from a teenager, a widely unused sub, and a flashy fringe player a few months ago, so I have to give Pardew some credit, our last few games have been our best.

    Our problem is DEFENSE!! The errors are absolutely ridiculous and a majority are individual errors rather than tactical errors, hence why Willo and Simmo get a bashing after every game.

    When our backline concedes several goals within a span of minutes, how on earth is this team of substitutes and reserves supposed to just pick it up and rally back vs Arsenal or Man U? It’s destroying our confidence and motivation.

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Confusion what confusion……not talking bout’ Dekka sexuality again r u Ed? LOL

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully Baup is pulling an Arsene Wenger with this one.

    “Fabregas is staying” – Sold to Barcelona
    “Nasri going nowhere” – Sold to Man City
    “Alex Song is staying” – Sold to Barcelona
    “RVP will not leave” – Sold to Man Utd

  • bazrazmataz

    Jan 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t want Remy can’t the club just move on get someone who want to play for our club

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Another day in the Toon, while the rest of the EPL shunts and moves the toon top stooge around their offices….waiting patiently for a fax………..
    21 days later……..well the fax hasn’t arrived yet….guess we should move on to our other striker targets………..oops we’ve only got 4 hrs left to the deadline…………
    What about getting a CB or two and a creative midfielder………..sorry my name’s Dekka I couldn’t possibly multi-task….my time is far too valuable for that….we’ll just cannot apply the resources into other NUFC positions req’d until we’ve got a ST across that famous line………….
    Oh crikey I forgot we got give ’em scummy geordie’s a press conference…any chance we can just change the date from last summer’s window and pass it to the puppet!

  • BigKirky

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Was looking on Twitter there. Probably just more rumour but nevertheless…

    Sportive23 (@Sportive23_) tweeted at 4:45 PM on Wed, Jan 09, 2013:
    According to the latest reports, Newcastle have agreed a deal with Marseille to sign versatile French forward Loic Remy

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Spreadthetoon…everyone else in the EPL? not many teams done any business.

    If Remy wants, move on. Hatem, cabaye, debuchy etc didnt twice before joining the toon,

  • last minute window lies

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Move on to next target !! put u bid in for PEA and then get the so badly needed centre half, and at end of window if hes still available then we can go back in for him

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #9

    toon tinka

    take these to teams,, we lost 1-0 and i think on paper we had better players out on the pitch and we were at home, we had a very very poor game

    Ben Arfa


    West Ham


  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #10

    When Remy is a Benton holding up his shirt I’ll believe it – until then it’ all just rumors 🙂

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Robby Bobson
    Agreed…..but also why can’t we sign and seal Isimat -Mirin or any other CB. Everyone knows its speculation during these times…..but hasn’t this got all the hallmarks of a classic toon window….and not in a good way. If remy wants to come gr8 if not then I would like to think that we have already done a lot of due diligence with other targets otherwise we’ve just wasted 9 days of the window!

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #12


    We were competing with QPR for Remy at first, then Inter and Dortmund jumped in so of course Remy is evaluating his options. That’s just the nature of the transfer window.

    At least we have another top target shortlisted in PEA. I think it was a different scenario with Luuk de Jong in the summer.

  • ToonTinka

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Howay Catchy,

    Its so easy to pick a game like that man. Where not going to win every game even if we did have a full first team out. My points are in reference to over the course of the season mate

  • last minute window lies

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #14

    We do have another target shortlisted in PEA but are the board holding off bidding for him whilst Remy makes up his mind and we lose out , why not put in an offer for both ,and if both come through the door then its a bonus ?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Saint-Etienne is about to sign young Laudrup from FCN in Denmark on loan with an option to buy; maybe Aubameyang is on the move?

  • naptoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    same shite different name. sounds all to like de jong.
    im also sick of hearing from the heirarchy we have a plan b regarding transfers when its been painfully obvious over last few windows we barely have a plan a… we just seem to stick our eggs in one basket and hope for the best.
    id love for us to formally declare an interest in another striker/winger just so marseille nd remy know we have other options we re looking at. inter have just done this with remy/dzeko. the longer we wait the harder its gonna get cos im only feeling hopeful bout next few games lose 1 or 2 and noone will come.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Rumors today have Danny Graham going to Sunderland?

    …thought he was a Newcastle kid (isn’t there rule about that ;)) lol

  • HullMag6

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #18

    If the boys do defensive practice 4 out of 5 sessions why are we so poor. Defensive rebuild needed whether collo is off or not.

  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #19

    There’s confusion because its all made up shit!!!

  • dcdick

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #20

    People may wonder why I’ve stopped paying to watch the toon by not going to the grounds anymore.

    All you have to do is look at this transfer window for the usual chaos & lack of signings.
    Then look at the lack of effort/discipline & basic football skills that half of the first team display
    Then the manager who can’t manage situations as they arise
    The owner who has had his fingers burnt & wants out

    The list of problems is almost endless

    It’s just Newcastle now …it’s a long long way from Newcastle United

    Sick of it all

  • toonboy68

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Same old same old !! Why do we take so long in getting our targets , begining to feel that debuchy will be our first and last transfer !!!!!! Again

  • Billythefish

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #22

    We are like mushrooms, kept in the dark. We get a few comments from Pardew who has lost a lot of credibility with fans. When he opens his mouth the wind seems to blow his tongue, if we believed that the owner had the best interest of the club at heart, we would not have any worries about transfers as we would have belief in what the club was doing, it a sad state of affairs when there is no trust what so ever.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Man Utd aren’t a top team though. They are very poor in midfield and defense, but have 3 decent strikers.

  • robin

    Jan 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Ashley and Co just spin these stories up to the end of January when Lambiarsehole will be seen creeping into the Helicopter to sign Jay Bothroyd from QPR to tide us over until the summer when they will shaft us again until the following January and so it goes on!

  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Jan 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh fcuk me barnetta is still holed up in the marriot hotel bob on

  • matt11_25

    Jan 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Large amount of French players playing together can only help there chances for the National side.. Signing Remy could be useful in keeping arfa cabaye debaufuagchery sissoko (please) long term

  • toontillidie

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Another drag on drag out farse ny the newcastle Heirarchy just forget the guy and look elsewhere i agree with most posts on here if he wanted to play for us he would have already said he wants to join the toon instead of . Quote ” i will decide where i want to go at the end of January ” he is wasting the time of newcastle united and stopping us moving for other Targets get PEA he will be just as good a signing then please please get a 2 CBs that we desperately need or we are gonna leak goals galore and go down i wouldn’t want to go through the hurt of the championship again


    Jan 10, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #28

    we have not even bid for remy

    qpr had a bid accepted at the weekend we will not pay the asking price it is obvious


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