€10M Striker In Newcastle For Medical

The Telegraph is reporting today that Loic Remy has flown into Newcastle, and will undergo a medical as the next step in his move to Newcastle United, after a fee of €10M (£8.2M) was agreed with his Marseilles club yesterday.

Loic Remy

Loic Remy – in Newcastle for medical?

Newcastle were given permission on Sunday to talk to the player on terms, so even if he isn’t yet in Newcastle, it’s a safe bet he will arrive today, because we cannot believe there will be any problems on agreeing wages with the French striker.

Loic has already turned down a big offer from QPR manager Harry Redknapp to move to London, and the news of the last few days is that he would either stay at Marseilles or move to Newcastle.

Remy seems almost a perfect striker to join Newcastle, with his speed and ability, and the fact he can play up front as a central striker in a 4-4-2 formation, or out on one of the wings in a 4-3-3 formation.

We saw against Norwich City on Saturday that although the defense was improved, and the team kept their shape through most of the game, there was just no threat up front at all, and Papiss Cisse needs some help.

As we reported yesterday, Marseilles President Vincent Labrune announced an agreement had been reached on the fee, and Newcastle were given permission to talk to the player.

And we have to think things will move quickly today to get Remy signed, so he can spend most of the week training with the Newcastle side, and potentially even start the game against Reading on Saturday, although Shola Ameobi will also be available, having served his one match ban for being sent off at Brighton.

Newcastle’s signing of Remy will make it €17M (£14M) spend already in the January transfer market – and we’re not yet half way through the window, and two experienced Frenchmen have arrived in Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy, and it seems Newcastle are determined to strengthen the squad this month – late though it may be.

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26 comments so far

  • ?Miguel?

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Fingers crossed

  • hatem786

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2


  • hatem786

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Wait a minute, this cannot be true. Ashley never spends any money. How can this be? I read a lot of people’s views on here and a lot of them said that Ashely won’t spend a penny in this transfer window. What the hell is going on?

  • rivettCatcher

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost from last thread:


    I don’t like to comment on rumours either, and I hope they are wrong, but wouldn’t be surprised if they were true.

    Health & family first… fair enough. Let’s see how this one plays out. Regardless, hope we get Mbiwa.

    And yes, yarrow ales are lovely 🙂

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Kristan Heneage was saying on EPL Talk that the medical may take a while because Remy has a heart condition. Here’s hoping he checks out.

    Now we just need a CB. If we splash on a solid prospect I will be ecstatic! Can hardly believe the board are actually taking action.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #7

    If he’s in Newcastle then it should be wrapped up by today or tomorrow at the latest.

    …by the way HBA is born in Clamant outside Paris – it is not like he is a Parisian or have ever played for PSG (there are other clubs in the Paris area). I don’t know ppl worry so much these news bits are always taking matters out of context!


    Jan 14, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Remy didn’t turn QPRs wage offer down he never heard it as he refused to meet with them so pretending that money isn’t everything to him is niave imo

    Will be fantastic to see him in black and white if he signs but still a lot of worries in the squad

  • Krul Blow

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Some of the stuff you read on here makes you think people just enjoy being angry. A couple of days ago some dimwit posted that if no one decent gets signed in this window then we should all boycott. Um…. Debuchy…???
    What a joke people like to make of themselves.
    My public thanks to Ashley, Llambias and the whole crew for these new quality players!

  • TorqToon

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Morning gents. Hope we are all good this morning. Exciting times being a Newcastle fan now! France is buzzing with link after link with the club. Managed to get some ‘scouting’ done watching Montpellier vs L’Orient and Sochaux vs Marseilles over the weekend !

    Also met with a target of ours for work purposes and flashed my NUFC keyring!! You never know…!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Torq…how was Kone?

    …any recommodations?


    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Well if any new signings start a interview with “well I saw this keyring…” We know who to thank

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #13


    Here’s hoping he checks out

    Can you re-phrase that!!!

  • JDdubai

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #14

    @KrulBlow 9

    If you can get ur tongue out of Fat Mike’s rectum, we are 2 points off relegation primarily down to the fact that they did EFF all in the summer and didnt get these exact players to the club.

    What they are doing now is great but they have put us in huge danger due to their incompetence and unbelievable naivety but doing nowt 5 months ago.

    At best this season is a write off, at worst we are going south in may….

  • metaloverlord

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Here’s hoping

  • Krul Blow

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #16


    God loves a sinner who repents.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #17

    Credit were its due to Ashly he is making up for the huge mistake he made in the summer lets hope we get remy n sissoko through this week n then cb n hope he dosent make the same mistake again the summer by adding lb cover n another striker n a few more for the squad

  • Les Grossman

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Keyring isnt a nickname for part of your anatomy is it mate 🙂

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #19

    This window is purely making up for summer mistakes.

    Signing players now is not a guarantee he has learned from mistakes…it’s simply putting right the problems he has left from the summer.

    The sign he has learned from the mistakes is that in the coming summer we will still add 2-3 players to the first team squad regardless of how much we strengthen now.

    But Ashley is currently doing everything he can this window which is a good sign.

  • TorqToon

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Morning Jesp – I knew that would be your first question of the day! 🙂

    He is a tank! On a professional basis he is the epitome of an athlete. Speaks a small bit if English but still struggled to understand my Geordie twang, so was accompanied by an interpreter. 🙂 He knew the badge as mentioned it upon seeing my keys, and, as I have said before, regards NUFC extremely highly in this country.

    Cabella and stambouli always impress me with work ethic and ability. All the talk at the moment is around colo leaving and, if verified, Isimat-Mirin or Yanga-Mbiwa to come in. I even spoke to somebody linked with The national side who have heard of a possible double deal being written up (replace colo and by an additional CB). He wouldn’t tell me where he heard this which is why i thought is post it here to see what people think.

    The highlight for me was the Marseilles game and hearing fans complain and protest about Remy being allowed to leave for us and how cheap he is going for!

  • Slank

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #21

    jesperfuglsang @ 7

    ‘..HBA is born in Clamant outside Paris – it is not like he is a Parisian or have ever played for PSG ..’

    That’s like saying Gascoigne and Beardsley aren’t Geordies as one is from Durham and the other from Hexham. Sir Bobby was born in Durham and he never played for Newcastle I believe.

    I think PSG would be perfect for Ben Arfa. It’s got backs of money and lots of ambition and is in the capital of France. Which French player from in and around Paris would not like to play for PSG. Just like many from Durham and Northumberland wanting to play for Newcasle United.

    Sad t see him go. Perhaps he doesn’t like all the French players at the club.

  • TorqToon

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #22

    Yo – would that give me OFFICIAL ITK status? Because that’s truly what dreams are made of!! 🙂

    Les – 🙂 “Do whatever I had to do when I speak to Arouna Koné!” people said!! 🙂

  • q8igeordie

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #23

    Slank … I dont think hatem would go back to france right now .. maybe in 3 or 4 years … I remember cisse saying his dream would be playing for madrid .. I dont think that would happen …. we will sell our star players .. but the trick is to replace them with better players.

  • Les Grossman

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Re HBA
    He is saying nothing that Alan Shearer used to say whilst at Southampton and Blackburn.

    Its exactly the same scenario
    Every player wants to play for the team they upported as a kid, a some point n their career.

    He wont be leaving in a hurry, h has himself ststed in this interview that his priority is saving Newcastle and he is happy here.

    Lazy shiut stirring journalism thats all it is, besides….would want in excess of 20m for HBA as it stands!


    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #25


    Don,t believe everything you read, maybe someone over heard Hatem say that he was going to watch PSG play!

    And some journalist has been told he said it, and before you know it ! There is a whole spread on how the Lad wants to Leave to play for PSG?

    Don,t believe it for one minute mate!


    Everyone and his dog know that they made a complete and utter bollocks of the Summer transfer Window !

    But i think its better late than never, with Remy and Debuchy in and / IF Sissoko follows plus a better defender than Willo then i will be reasonably satisfied !

    I have to say though that it took an abyssmal run and a host of Injuries to make the Owners see the Big mistake they had made in the Summer. Barring the emergence of Marvaux and Anita there has not been much to Cheer about in the last few months!

    I just hope that when Remy signs their is already a fax on its way to the FA etc so that Remy can make his debut against Reading next Saturday?

    It would piss me off bigtime if HBA actually left to play for his favourite childhood Team in Paris!

  • toonluvva

    Jan 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #26

    @Transfer Sage 19
    I quite agree, MA is trying to correct the mistake of failing to invest in the summer. Credit where it’s due for that.
    I am worried though that he will be looking to recoup some his cash by selling off players in the summer. Fine if he gets rid of the deadweights whose names feature regularly on this blog, but the big money will come from letting Cabaye, HBA, Krul and Cisse go.
    I still believe that despite bringing a couple of players in this window, we could still end up with a paper this squad next season.


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