This Is Bad News On Loic Remy


It’s as we had feared, and it looks like Loic Remy is keeping to his word, that he wants to review all offers from clubs that may come in for him in January, before making a final decision on which club to join.

Loic Remy of Marseille has attracted interest from Newcastle United

Loic Remy – will take his time in deciding which club to join

It looked like over the weekend and early this week that Newcastle could make a quick signing of the 26 year-old Marseilles striker, with news that he had turned down QPR, and French daily L’Equipe reporting that Newcastle were in the driving seat, and some reports even saying he was already on Tyneside for talks.

Unfortunately,  Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund have both made formal contact with Marseilles officials about the player, and  Inter-Milan have also expressed an interest, and it seems it’s not just a loan deal they are interested in.

Last weekend Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias met in the south of France with Marseille officials, and the news is that he is still confident of being able to make a deal with both the French club and Remy.

The are reports that Remy wants to wait until nearer the end of January before he makes a decision, but that would leave Newcastle with only Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi as two experienced strikers at the club, and of course Shola managed to get himself sent off last Saturday to make things even worse, and the striker situation is not unlike what it was when Andy Carroll left the club two years ago.

Remy is now part of a 21-strong squad that will be based in Marrakech for a three-day training program which includes a friendly game later this week, and talking about January getaways we suppose Newcastle are not going to have one this year – with things being so dire at the moment.

It seems that Saint Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng is the back-up striker target at the moment, and we’ll just have to wait and see if they go for this 23 year-old to make a quick deal – although we could do with both strikers on Tyneside, but knowing how Newcastle operate these days – that will not happen.

But it can hardly be good news that Newcastle have been unable to strike a quick deal with Remy, and the two German clubs will now provide big competition to Newcastle for the player.

After Saturday we have only two more games in the league this month, so we suppose there’s time for Newcastle to wait a little, but we think the longer this goes on, the less chance there is that he will join Newcastle.

What do you think?

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68 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Ffs either make an actually bid or go after someone else what hav they been talking about all this time without bidding

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    This is de Jong all over again, pay the asking price fly him in treat him like a god, get contract sorted, sign and it’s done,how hard is it,he either wants to come or not,this will go on all window and we will get nothing sorted,can see it a mile off!!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    if he really wants to come to nufc then why does he have to wait till the end of the transfer window we only want players who would love to play for nufc not for money

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  • Slank

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Davybtoon,

    How do you know that the club hasn’t made a bid?

    The club hasn’t been talking about any player. It’s the fans, agents and press who have been putting two and two together and if past history repeats itself it will make five.

    At the end of the day it’s always the player who makes the decision. If he wants to weight up his options then he seems a sensible type of bloke, certainly so if he has already turned down QPR and their moneybags.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Davy

    Exactly. Make a bid, at least get marseille to let us speak to him to see if he is interested, if he would prefer Dortmund, can blame him, then lets move on.

    I don’t want it to be like debuchy where we miss out on him and hope to get him in the next window for cheap or in a last minute buy.

    With other clubs interested, according to reports, his price will not drop so bid now or move on.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    we will not sign a striker this window . or anyone for that matter . we’re in some deep shit

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  • gstadt

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #7

    If he wanted to come he would have said so by now, time to move on to next target…..

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  • Luke-A-Like

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Wtf? Forget him then, go after a decent CB and PEA, concentrate on gettin them through the door asap and then maybe look at sissoko or someone else, but Newcastle wont do any of this and will get stuck trying to obtain remy and forget the fact that we do desperately need a decent CB aswell

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    When will we actually bid what are they doing, you go to marseille say u want remy, they ok we want 10m, u say ok here’s 10m get it signed
    Worst thing aubeymang is plan b when he shud b plan a

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  • Slank

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #10

    roshan MAGPIE

    ‘….if he really wants to come to nufc then why does he have to wait..’

    Because a bigger more successful club may come along and offer him more money or/and even (heaven forbid) the chance to win some silverware !

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #11

    He said he wants to go to Germany which I would Dortmund are quality, so lets get aubeymang

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s ok for me if we don’t get him, i just want us to move on to other targets if that’s the case.
    And quickly.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Dont panic chaps – Dekka is on the job; how could we possibly fail eh!!

    Still, while all eyes are focused on Loic Remy, we will no doubt be working flat out to sign up Douglas and another CB this week to the shock of all those camped out in the South of France waiting for news.

    After all, the world and his dog fully understand we are in desperate need of a couple of class CB’s – and have been for 18 months or so!! The PEA can follow on the week after!!!! Problem solved lol

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    We need to move on. Time is not on our side. He should show some respect to the club and either tell us he’s not interested or sign.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Still think Remy is a smoke screen for PEA. Remember how we did the Cisse deal? It looked like he was off to Sunderland at one point, the next thing we know he’s signed. It’s the way to go about the transfer window rather than shouting WE WANT THIS PLAYER and being held to ransom. We’ll sign a striker this window, it just might not be the one we think it is. Frankly from what I’ve seen, admittedly on Youtube, PEA looks exactly what we need, lighting pace, good finishing and brilliant movement off the ball.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Seen French press saying mbwia available for 4mill
    Also willy boly goin on 6month loan to Italy with 2m option to buy
    Why are we not in for both these

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #17

    Ben3Arfa – Well done on the negative attitude my man, good start to the day.

    We will sign a striker, but i think it will be the kid from Gabon. Younger and cheaper. Debuchy has proved that the club are looking to bring in new faces, just at the right price.

    We dont need huge investment. Just 2-3 players and get our key players fit.

    There is a lot of panic concidering we are only 9 days into the window. How many other teams have signed loads of players? None. Wigan and Reading are the only others to sign anyone. Hold your horses and put the bed sheets and paint pots away.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #18

    In Llambias we trust …

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #19
  • davybtoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #20

    This colo rumour that he wants out, well I got told weeks ago that him n hba were fighting in training, hba injured so has colo done him, pardew fell out with colo probably over this

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Also we should after goufran

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #22

    hahahahahaha, ahhhhhhhh, NUFC is the new home of comedy central i swear….i highly doubt we have even been in contact with anyone…let alone on the verge of bidding ffs

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  • Assam Toon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #23

    llambias in france means they are serious about buying a striker…that’s good. now i got a hunch that its not remy we are after. they can quite possibly use remy speculations as a veil to make swift advances elsewhere. i think aubmayeng is a better fit to our line up. then again, wishful thinking only. should buy a CB if not two this window.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #24

    more eyes opening

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #25

    great casinos in nice

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #26

    great birds too

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Don’t believe everything you read in the French press, Ed. They have ‘artistic license’ just as much as the English papers.

    Remy isn’t the type of player to ‘hold a club to ransom over a financial package. I fear his advisors are doing most of the talking here. The only reason we won’t get Remy is if we pull out or don’t make a bid.

    Aubame (The PEA) is an equally as good player – but with much more sensible advisors. The only downside to any possible deal is the issues with his international football and being away during season, but that’s not an issue this year.

    Personally I’d be happy with either.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #28

    Not really bad news, just move on to another player. We don’t need any journeymen taking us to the wire, and don’t need any more repair jobs. You can guarantee if Llambias hedges his bets on this we won’t get him so…. Moving on….

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  • pawl250

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #29

    The problem is Newcastle are not bidding for him, or talking to OM, or the player. The problem is we believe what is posted on this site like its the ten commandments. Please show where we as a club have officially made a bid, been interested or talked to the player? I believe the only concrete evidence I know of is the fact we have not even contacted OM with an offer, according to was it the OM Chairman, or Manager? If we have quotes then please produce them, and I would be happy to say I am mistaken.

    Regardless take this with a pinch of salt, whether we get someone in or not, we may not even be looking at Remy, or if we have not made any formal offer.

    As for “we are in deep sh!t”, we havent had great form that is true, but Reading and QPR look to me like they will go down. The final spot is up for grabs, I believe the likes of Southampton, Villa, Wigan and even Sunderland have worst squads than us. I wouldnt even say Norwich or Fulham have a better squad than us, and a nasty turn in form could see either of them drop into the last relegation spot.

    I have faith when a few of our bigger players Arfa, Cabaye, STaylor return providing we keep them or the majority of them fit we will have enough to stay in the PL.

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  • bishopblaize

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Tevez or Ballotelli even if a loan deal .. Manchinni havin a hard time with the guys so knock em down’peg (literally to the bottom) let’s bring back the good times (ps we need the team toughing up anyway)

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  • bishopblaize

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Tevez or Ballotelli even if a loan deal .. Manchinni havin a hard time with the guys so knock em down’peg (literally to the bottom) let’s bring back the good times (ps we need the team toughening up anyway)

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  • bishopblaize

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #32

    Tevez or Ballotelli even if a loan deal .. Manchinni havin a hard time with the guys, we having a harder time without them! Simple

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki; agree

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #34

    Derek “The negotiator” Llambias… jeeezus if this clown should negotiate with some suicide there will be dead bodies all over the place… it’s so incompetent. Another Douglas and De Jong de ja… throu.

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #35

    Bishopblaise: we get the idea, you want Tevez or Ballotelli on a loan deal. no need to post 3 times lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #36

    Anyone else think we aren’t even in for him? Smoke n mirrors?

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #37

    @ pawl250 // Jan 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    QPR? Probably have one of the best managers in the league, and have already beaten Chelski away….now you show me, how the hell we are going to do that this season?

    You’re very deluded if you think we aren’t in a fight for our survival

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #38

    Tsunki – I know we have spoken with his representatives – but how far we go / went with regards a transfer I don’t know.

    Hate the word smokescreen but you never know…

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  • mick85eire

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #39

    The same bull crap as last year with de Jong and mevlut erdinc they are using remy as a sideshow to entice fans to keep buying tickets and keep us onside..wait and see come the end of January we will have the same crap from pard-who “all our targets are still there and we hope to sign a few in the summer” #Joke!

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  • mick85eire

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #40

    The same bull as last year with de Jong and mevlut erdinc they are using remy as a sideshow to entice fans to keep buying tickets and keep us onside..wait and see come the end of January we will have the same spew from pard-who “all our targets are still there and we hope to sign a few in the summer” #Joke!

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