In these transfer windows it’s often a question of which reports do you believe, but the LaProvence newspaper in southern France is reporting today that Newcastle are expected to go in with a concrete bid for their number one target Loic Remy within the next 24 hours.
Loic Remy - Newcastle to bid in next 24 hours
There are other reports out today suggesting that Remy will wait until the end of January before he makes his choice of club, and that’s not good for Newcastle, but this report is good news – if it’s correct.
With the help of Google translate and a little help from my own limited knowledge of French – this is one translation from today’s report:
“Yesterday Loic Remy was still with his teammates in Marrakech, but the interest of several foreign clubs has not wavered.” “Newcastle want Remy to be the successor to Demba Ba, who left for Chelsea, and is clearly in the lead on this issue.”
“The Northern England club should also go into high gear in the next twenty-four hours and give a concrete offer to Marseilles, of about $11M ( £8.8M).”
“Remy has recently rejected the advances of Queens Park Rangers, but does he want to leave? Is he interested in the challenge proposed by the Magpies? Loïc Rémy would now be inclined to consider a departure from Marseilles and consider a career at the Newcastle club.”
There are reports today that Newcastle have not yet lodged a formal bid for Remy, even though Derek LLambias met with Marseilles officials over the weekend, so at least that part is consistent.
This was reported today – and we hope LaProvence are correct.
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