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