Newcastle, Marseilles Differ On Loic Remy Valuation


There has been news over the last 24 hours or so from Marseilles manager Elie Baup and former Newcastle player Joey Barton, that they think Loic Remy will stay in the south of France, and there’s news in the Newcastle Journal today that Marseilles and Newcastle are apart in their valuation of the player.

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Loic Remy – Newcastle and Marseilles have different valuations

Now why is that not a big shock to us?

The news is that Derek Llambias will return to France in the next 48 hours or so, with a concrete bid for our number one target,  but the suggestion is that the two clubs are still apart in their valuation of the player.

Now’s hardly the time for Newcastle to try to save £1M or so on the transfer cost of a player who could save Newcastle from relegation, and the stakes are now a lot higher for Newcastle than they were during the summer.

The Magpies have slumped to nine league defeats in the last eleven games, and a relegation fight is almost a certainty through at least the next couple of months.

Newcastle did some hard bargaining last summer, but we ended up walking away from some of our top targets like Mathieu Debuchy, because we couldn’t agree a fee with the other club, and we cannot have that happen again in January.

We need new players in and quickly,  and they will give us a decent chance of avoiding relegation again for the second time in four years.

Let’s put this as plainly as we can – another relegation would be tragic for Newcastle United, and even that’s putting it mildly.

Over to you Derek Llambias – and show us the money – please.

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38 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Next 48 hours

    Why can’t he swim across the channel

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Quite rightly derek should be first out of the door if he mashes this window up.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Indian

    Dhawan got a ton against England the other day.

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  • zico martin

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    No surprise there then

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    I know, in a 9 wkt win

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Ashley and co. never seem to ever agree on valuations -_-

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  • Dagwoodz

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    No! Apart in their valuations of the player?! I’ve NEVER heard of that happening with NUFC. EVER. Not horribly upset this deal might fall through, tbh. PEA looks a better pick up than Remy.

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  • dannyhunt

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    wonder if barton would encourage remi to come or not, and why havent we offered anything for douglas, he’s out of contract in 6 months anyway!? id take him over the west ham lad! anyone know how much we paid for williamson??

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  • zico martin

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    No surprise there then , we’re supposed to be a tough club to negotiate with but we end up shooting ourselves in the the foot all the time because we don’t make a decision until its to late

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    indian

    it was a 5 or 4 wicket win for delhi…still good though

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #11

    zico martin

    & p!ss other clubs right off

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12

    o.k. so facts are the player wants to wait to se what offers he gets.
    toon can not afford to wait.
    first he coming then he’s staying sounds like the douglas at the beginning of the season where we ended up signing no one.
    no matter how good he is or we think he is lets just move on to the next target as he’s obv not 100% commited to joining us and i really think we need a cb and striker and if we dont sign any fast i’ll be pissed we wasted so much time trying to tie another dead deal up.
    if we had signed debuchy and douglas and one of the strikers we was after because we wanted the best players we would not be in this possition now.
    i say fast transfers pls.
    toon: do you wanna come to toonwe will pay you £xx
    player: erm lemme see what other clubs come in for me.
    toon: bye then offer withdrawn (next target)

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Possibly some news from this side. I’ve been told that a ‘representative’ of the club is currently at the Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier HSC) and having a meeting. I have no idea who the rep is (i don’t get the feeling it’s Lambias) but if true we could be speaking about a number of players…

    Yanga-Mbiwa
    Younes Belhanda

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Llambias needs to realise that he must have other deal for 2nd/3rd choice players in the pipe line if he wants to take a tough stance on remy.

    Not saying this isn’t happening but during the summer it seemed to be first choice or nobody…sometimes you need to go for the back up player on the list.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    >@dannyhunt

    douglas is a great player the problem with him is he has a c**p attitude and i’m sure the club are thinking will this muck the “apparently” good atmosphere the team has.
    we need a french speaking leader surely theres a decent cb with good leadership skills.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    torq

    Great news if turns out to be correct.

    Any idea how reliable that info is?

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  • geoff777

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Williamson came from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee thought to be around 1M.

    Portmouth paid Watford 2M with appearance payments to be added of up to 1M, which Pompey couldn’t afford so Willo never played for them.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #18

    …move-on to the next target if any. This window we cant afford to waste much time.

    Get the player in, and let him settle down.

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  • cornishman

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Totally agree with croftus5678 if a player ifs and but,s its plain he,s not committed so move on before the January window slams shut. I do believe we need another play maker in the middle as thats where we are woefully short and a centre back with pace would cure a lot of give away goals of late. I,d love to see Lescott but would he come can we afford him?

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #20

    TS – It’s pretty reliable mate. I tend not to post stuff that doesn’t fit or I suspect is just paper talk or lazy journalism.

    I would say its more towards Mbiwa than Belhanda. Although both are widely noted to be ‘available’ for transfer and at reasonable prices.

    I wrote a while back that Mbiwa is an admirer of the club. But who knows…anything can happen.

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  • blew

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #21

    Day 1 Chelsea are interested in Ba, Day 3 he signs.
    Day 1 the Mackems are interested in a Frenchman, Day2 he is at the club,Day 3 he signs. These clubs are ran by football men.
    Why haven’t we moved to to Plan B? Forget Remy.
    Danny Graham is a seasoned PL player and scores goals,another last night, and cheaper.
    We need a CB, like on 1st January 2013.

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  • shear-class

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #22

    Torq

    Hope this is true CB we need desperately and Mbiwa would b fantastic

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #23

    Plus I’ve heard that we have ‘cooled’ our interest in Loic Remy over concerns of all this representatives discussing the player and trying to ‘up’ his transfer fee.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #24

    We have 3 great playmakers

    Marvoux, Ben arfa and cabaye.

    The problem is we don’t seem to use then right.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Same old same old.
    You all MUST KNOW the statements off by heart at the end of this transfer window by now.

    The club fed Mick lowes the old line of they are way down the line in negotiations for 3 players????? One may go out??????

    I would reckon wed get 1 if any and then out come the excuses!!!!

    Its the clubs policy, put in a low bid, gamble that the club will panic and take it at the end of the transfer window if no one else bids, and if it oesnt happen??? So F11ck. We tried!!!

    My beef with the club and its greedy owners are this.

    We knew D.Ba would go this window, yet we have nothing……NOTHING in place to replace him AGAIN!

    Even the most ardent Ashley and Lamarse lovers MUST be starting to doubt his ambitions????

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  • reccerobbo

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Shock!!! Debuchy all over again!! MA DL you incompetent pricks fcuk off out of our clud

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  • geoff777

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #27

    The more I reads the less I want Remy.
    His games to goals ratio, attitude, recent injuries, poor form.

    This guy doesn’t sound like a goal scoring machine who’s going to hit the ground running.

    Anyone else prefer a different target?

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Shear – Yanga-Mbiwa would be my number 1 choice for a centre half mate!

    The lad oozes class!

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #29
  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Geoff – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for me. I don’t think it’s so much Remy’s attitude but the attitude of his agents and advisors.

    It could be a Demba Ba situation all over again.

    PEA is quality and would suit our system to the ground. I suspect we have already moved on to him after having all these issues with Ba and his ‘advisors’.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 10, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #31

    …..The Gunners boss wants to ship out Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou this month and is eyeing the young Montpellier star as a replacement..

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #32

    Davis – They have been trying to shift these players for a while with no result. Ever since they signed Giroud they wanted to do this purely to slash their wage bill.

    Which is why we need to start acting quickly and tie our deals up.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #33

    Santon was inside there as one of the best! (An old report while in Inter)

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/566746-world-football-ranking-the-top-10-young-defenders-of-the-world/page/3

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Yanga-Mbiwa got BIG Dreams to win tittles, will he join us?

    Who got a better chance of wining trophies as of now..Arsenal or Newcastle.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #35

    agree dump remy and take carr’s advice on whoever he has in no2 on the list but pls pls pls gimme a cb i really dont want debuchy coming in and thinking wtf have i done as no one here can defend.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #36

    I think most of us would prefer someone as Gen. Manager who knows something about football and running of a footballclub since MA clearly doesn’t!

    …god only knows why Lamearse is in the position he is (but I wouldn’t want any of you guys doing the negotiatios either 😀 lol)

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  • last minute window lies

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #37

    oh no , this old story haunting us again, trying to save 1 million or so , no lessons have been learned from the summer despite admitting they made mistakes in players through the door

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  • nufc 11

    Jan 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #38

    To be honest their is to many if’s and buts about this player, id take him on loan with option to buy like HBA to much of a risk spashing out cash on unkown’s in EPL scoring goals reg is the hardest thing of all to do in EPL so i wudnt for that reason alone, I think strikers in the German, Dutch or Belguim leagues are better suited to the EPL more pysical rather than France, a loan deal for ST wud be better we can always move HBA up top til; we get one in however at the bk we need major reinforcements id love Samba, or Yanga, or Lescott on loan if possible, big powerful, comanding CB that can maybe play LB bcoz to me Santon is not a LB and the team has suffered with him there, So its now or never time AP, MA and co time to get the fingers out.

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