Loic Remy Expected To Sign For Newcastle This Week

We thought Fabricio Coloccini had a good game yesterday at Norwich, given all the stuff going on in his private life, and the shocking news on Friday that he had asked to leave Newcastle immediately, to return to South America.

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Loic Remy – Newcastle in the driver’s seat

Alan Pardew has said the matter will be sorted out this week, one way or the other, and we’d love for the Newcastle captain to stay on Tyneside through the end of the season – because we need him.

And there could be a second piece of good news this week, with Sky Sports reporting that Newcastle United are moving closer to signing Loic Remy from Marseilles.

Newcastle are trying to tie up a quick deal, and although Spurs are rumored to have become interested,  Newcastle will try to tie up the deal in the next few days.

Derek LLambias is due to meet for a second time with Marseilles officials in France, and we have tho think Newcastle will offer a more than decent fee to get Loic Remy to Tyneside before next Saturday’s crucial game against Reading at St. James’ Park.

Other clubs such as Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Schalke 04 and Napoli have all expressed an interest in the 17 times capped French International striker, but Sky Sports is reporting Newcastle almost have Remy tied up.

Newcastle may surprise us this month, and we wouldn’t be too shocked if the club recruit at least four players, and the club have already signed Mathieu Debuchy, who had a decent enough debut at Norwich yesterday in the 0-0 draw, and getting Remy through the door before next Saturday would be more good news for long suffering Geordie fans.

But Newcastle will not stop there, and we expect at least a minimum of two more players to come through the door, in addition to Debuchy and Remy, and if Coloccini leaves, we expect Newcastle to bring an another center back to replace him.

What do you think?

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82 comments so far

  • No Plain Saylor

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope its concluded soon, then we still need Yanga Mbiwa (£6m), Scott Sinclair (on loan), Sissoko (£2.5m) and if Colo leaves sign Douglas for the £2m if not get him to sign a pre contract.. That would be an excellent window, give the team a boost. And it wouldn’t require MA to dig too deep in fairness?

  • toonicle

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #2

    First? That’s weird.

  • toonicle

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Aww just missed. Either way this is some good news we really need!

  • fergies left foot

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #4

    just get it done..

    also two centerbacks (one of them comfortable on the left) a la verthongen and one combative box to box midfielder with presence like dembele, fellaini, toure.

    Id have 1. Okore/Kurt Zouma/Haidara 2. Pieters 3. Sissoko/Mvila/

  • Phillipe Alberts tash

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Won’t believe it til he’s pictured in a toon top, but….. Please please be true!

  • fergies left foot

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Mbiwa could be an alternative to pieters, well actually the other
    way around when im thinking about it!!

  • nufc786

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Good good

  • nick_9

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #8

    In reality a striker and a cb are a must for this window, anything on top is a bonus. If colo leaves its a big ask to replace him for the money we will receive (if anything?) just like it will be for Ba. I just hope our targets decide sooner rather than later and hopefully we are pinning our hopes on them and setting ourselves up for a fall. No excuses this window when recruits are a must. If we had the cojones to say to Ba his new contract offer will only be left on the table for so long then why can’t we do that with signings? Because its easier to sell top players than to buy them.

  • nick_9

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Also if we do sign Remy it will be an added bonus for slapping old sloppy chops in the face for telling the whole world about Ba’s release clause. Pr1ck!

  • theroosta

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Its gud to get positive news on thw transfer front, remy may be costing 10 million and with debuchy Who was 5 mill or thereabouts, and hopefully a quality centre half or two mmmm why not dream, then it would look like decent window for us, that said it is nothing short of a must to get new blood in to the club.

    Oh and alan free the players up to play a bit eh, we are playing like rabbits in the headlights we are scared to death to get beat, at home we must go for it more, we really dont need two defensive midfielders in the team ie perch n jonas, we need goals, we need 3 points, we need the crowd behind us, and we need to attack, as we should always do at the cathedral!!

  • banjax

    Jan 13, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Let us hope that whoever we bring in will be top quality. We need replacements for BA (and hopefully not Colo) as well as 2 more defenders, a midfielder, and another striker. Under the circumstances it maybe a blessing in disguise that were out of all compo’s except Europe, because we need to have Toon in the Premiership next season, and less games will help us with achieving that. Fingers crossed we have some new players in before the next home match !

  • ToonTinka

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Expect this player to be in the team for Reading, all going to plan!

    Has Ben Arfa had a date pencilled in for a return?

    All i know is february

  • petesull

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #14

    Hey….. Can anyone help me… When are the tickets for the Sunderland game on sale

  • gaz 44

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #15

    I’ve heard theyre trying to get him fit for the mentalist game

  • keeganjr

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #16

    bla bla bla… up too 4 deals that are close??? YEAH RIGHT!!! AND IM BRAD PITT


    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Just Seen Alan Pardew’s brief interview on match of the day or MOTD if you like ..and he looked washed out dishevelled and Ill ..felt sorry for the guy ..he has been through the ringer ..mangle…mixer…his nervous system might be at risk ..Lets hope we come through all this real bad luck..and shine once again

    Look’s like Coloccini is staying and everything is working out.

  • Heinesen

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Would be nice if we tried to sign Jored Okore. He’s a quick aggressive central defender. Just what we need these days !!

  • Heinesen

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #19

    *Jores Okore

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #20


    10mill for Tomkins…

    Almost makes it look like Liverpool got a bargain when they bought Carroll off us.

  • p

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Who and how many we sign is a guessing game.

    My guess is 2 pricey signings (a CB and a CF) and a cheaper young’n

    If they are good that will do me as I think that will almost certainly assure survival with the other top guys (Cabaye, Tiote, HBA) coming back.

    We really need someone who can score goals and someone who can stop them and replace Willo.

    If we get these 2 and we don’t turn things around, we need to replace the manager as the problems will be system not ability of players.

  • Heinesen

    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #22

    @~Anita One Bites the Dust~
    I agree English players are overrated and too expensive…but maybe we can make a exchange deal who include Simpson


    Jan 13, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    Comment #23

    hope to be true

  • Toonacious T

    Jan 13, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #24

    I think you’re expecting a bit much there Ed! By all accounts another toothless display going forward today but at least we kept a clean sheet. From little acorns grow big trees n all that. Still need a top quality CB in pronto MA, speculate to accumulate. Preferably before the ice caps melt would be good!

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 13, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #25

    We took a calculated risk and sailed oblivious and headlong into a “perfect storm.”

    Ash is likely highly embarrassed and feeling obligated to fix it, along with the accompanying business imperatives, I think 4, or even 5 in, is well on the cards.

  • Kyo

    Jan 13, 2013 at 3:57 AM

    Comment #26

    If Remy doesn’t regain past form he’ll be worse than Obertan.

  • RonVanDam

    Jan 13, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #27

    @ 20 Anita one bites the dust

    What is Pardew thinking going for Tomkins as direct replacement for Collo. I dont understand why he doesnt go for German Pezella whom we were linked with about 6-7 months ago. Thats a direct like to like replacement

    Dont know why pardew keeps going to his old club for players. Anyone also notice WH going after any player we are linked with?

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 13, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    Comment #28

    RVD, our targets have all been linked with a number of the same clubs; tottenham, arsenal, qpr, sunderland.

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 13, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #29

    I doubt its a direct replacement. We were linked with him before this whole farce surrounding Colo.

    But I’d be gutted if he was the CB we brought it. I’d much rather we want after a center back in a similar mold to Younes Kaboul.

  • DevonToon

    Jan 13, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Is no one worried bought signing remy? Earlier this year he told freinds he mite quit football all together!?!? Un doubted quality like, but OM say hes propet unfit and iv read his head aint in the right place…. lets say he does sign, and gets no service (more than likely) and his fragile head drops more, he’ll be a total waste of cash! 9-10mill is quite a wod in Toon turms these days

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 13, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #31


    Remy is just in the same boat that many out-of-favor players are. Sakho was in the same position a few months ago, may still be – getting more bench time and not seeing eye-to-eye with the Manager.

    Sometimes players just need a morale boost, which Remy would get playing here with national teammates. I hear he gets on well with Ben Arfa.

    He’s also supposed to be the link between our midfield and frontline, as will hatem when he returns.

  • Kyo

    Jan 13, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #32


    I reckon OM will be laughing all the wsy to the bank.

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 13, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #33

    So the dilemma of a foreign football fan…

    Do I stay up until 5:30AM to catch the ManU Loserpool game, or do I go to sleep and risk missing it altogether?

  • thai-mag

    Jan 13, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #34

    norcal, they have these things called alarm clocks nowadays, problem solved

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 13, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #35

    Ed, when you say this week you mean next week right? 😉

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 13, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #36


    I only got my cell alarm and for some reason it likes to not go off at all.

  • Rozzy

    Jan 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #37

    Hope we get him in ASAP. Every defence in the Prem will fear a srtikeforce of 10 Ben Arfa – 9 Cisse – 11 Remy. If Colo goes I would love to see Yanga-Mbiwa. Top quality defender who would make a great captain in a few years time.

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 13, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #38

    Mbiwa would be too expensive for us if we bought Remy.

    I could see us spending 10-14m this window, but close to 20m? Probably not. Mbiwa is worth 7-8m I hear.

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #39

    Who knows how much Ashley is willing to spend, but its obvious we’re desparate for addition players to boost our squad, I wouldnt be surprised to see two new further additions who, like Debuchy, could slot straight into the first team, and maybe a development squad addition or two.

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #40

    @Anita one…
    10m for Tomkins!? Time to look elsewhere I think. If it was 4-5 m then Id say okay, but not 10m. Big Sams having a laugh there.


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