The powers that be at Newcastle United could well be meeting in Newcastle today and assessing where the club is in this transfer window, and the bottom line is that so far we have brought Mathieu Debuchy into the club, an excellent signing, and we have lost Demba Ba to Chelsea, and the fees almost offset each other.
Alan Pardew – wonder what he said when he heard about the Remy U turn?
But there are now only 16 days left in the transfer window and Newcastle need to bring in at least one striker and one center-back – at the very least – and more players if we can, and another center-back if Colo leaves us this week.
And since we have now lost over a week working on the Loic Remy transfer, only to find out at the last moment he will join a small club in London with just over 18,000 (maximum) home gates, to pick up around £80K/week – that was time wasted – in the overall scheme of things.
I’m just dying to see what Remy says about joining QPR – and it will probably be announced late today or tomorrow – and I can almost guarantee it will be something like the following.
“As soon as I heard QPR were after me – I wanted to join the club – and it had nothing to do with the money (of course not).” “And Harry Redknapp tells me he’s the best manager in the Premier League , and he has great plans for the club, and hopes to be challenging for the Premier League title next year – that’s one big reason I joined this great club.”
But we have to forget about Remy now, and we know in a relegation fight that players at the club for money don’t exactly put themselves out when push comes to shove – that’s already happening at QPR and Redknapp has even pointed it out, and it happened big time when Newcastle were relegated four years ago.
Newcastle will need to sort out the Colo affair this week, and we trust they have set up the meeting for later in the week, since San Lorenzo said if nothing is sorted out before the end of the week they will move on and forget about Colo.
Newcastle will have seen that it takes time to get players through the door, and even ones that look a dead certainty like Loic Remy – can come unlocked is a club as desperate as QPR hijack the deal at the eleventh hour.
And the QPR owner Tony Fernandes has now brought in about 16 players since he took over the club – all on sky-high wages as the only attraction – yet they are still bottom of the league.
Newcastle must now move with lightning speed to get new players through the door – asap – and before it’s too late.
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