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 – 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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