Newcastle Furious With Remy’s Agents Over QPR Move


Loic Remy’s decision to move to bottom club QPR at the very last moment,  has left the Newcastle hierarchy both stunned and angry at Remy’s agents, who were not exactly forthcoming about meeting with QPR.

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Loic Remy – deal hijacked by QPR

Everything was set up for Remy to travel to Newcastle to discuss terms and have a medical earlier in the week, but then QPR moved in and offered £85K/week and that seemed to turn the French International’s head.

Apparently his advisers had requested a medical to take place in London rather than Newcastle, and Newcastle though that would be OK, but the agents were not straight up and didn’t tell Newcastle he was going to talk to QPR.

Newcastle thought it was OK to have the medical in London, because they can do everything there they can do in Newcastle, and both Remy and his advisers had told Newcastle officials the Tyneside club was his number one choice.

That was before QPR came in and offered £85K/week and apparently QPR owner Tony Fernandes also personally talked to the player to inform him of the QPR plans for the future.

So it seems that Newcastle were blind-sided by Remy’s move to QPR – and by the time they found out what was really going on, there was nothing they could do about it.

In these kinds of deals QPR would also would have offered Remy’s agents big money to do the deal at QPR, but it’s another example of big money football having its dark side.

Remy signed a deal through June of 1017, and Newcastle are still trying to replace Demba Ba who left on 4th January for Chelsea.

And this would have been easier to take if it was Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal – but QPR have the smallest ground in the Premier League – and some French coaches have already come out and said it was a poor career move by Remy to join QPR and not Newcastle United.

Bu that’s what happened.

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100 comments so far

  • Sawbuck

    Jan 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Why are Ashley and Llambias surprised by the agent?

    They live by winner takes rules. Llambias even boasted about how nasty they were. Dog eat dog no Del?

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    the deals gone no-one cares good luck to the money grabbing git, Q.P.R. for the drop

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  • veto

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    no worries , 2 goals all season anyway .. move ontot he next target

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m sure we would all wish ‘arry & Loric good luck at avoiding the drop . . and triggering his escape clause.
    I’m sure Rosie was happy with the dosh.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    @1&2 totally agree qpr to go down. despise the owner and manager

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  • Fog on my mind

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    lets no kid ourselves. Remy chose a club with ambition. Plain and simple. I say good luck to QPR. They wont be at the bottom for long. As for NUFC. I despair.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7

    I wonder if QPR did a thorough medical on him and had that heart defect checked out proper!

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    remy is a good player would have been if he signed for us and that will not change (apart from the players he has around him and the fans/stadium) just pee’d he wasted our time when he said he wanted to come to us so we could not persue other players.

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  • paul6257

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle have no right to be upset. Remys agents have every right to get the best deal for their client. what happened here happens every day in football. You state that once newcastle had realised what was going on it was to late to respond, what a load of c***. we still had the chance to talk to them increase our offer etc… im guessing we chose not to

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    pride tells me i would rather he not be at toon next season even if we did get him for free now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #12

    They have no right to be outraged….they would have done the same themselves if say norwich were offering him 20k a week and we could give 40k a week,,,swings and round abouts i’m afraid….win some lose some.

    QPR are on the up. They have a good manager and if they survive this year….5 points off safety isn’t too much to overturn, especially when there are 5/6 sides all playing badly, not just 3/4.

    They have the richest owner in world football (owns 38% compared to the 62% by fernandes). He is sports mad and willing to build a new stadium and heavily invest in the future of the club.

    Remy gets his central role (chance of more goals to get back in france team), double pay and is the main man in a team looking to invest heavily this summer.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #13

    ive moved on he was not my first choice

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    What the F@#$ is the point really…pretty much done with football after this window, this will be the last time, i let this cursed club, ruin my day, week, month, year, life…..

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    @9

    Offer him more?

    He is not worth them wages unproven in the EPL, with a dodgy injury record.
    Ba was on less than that and we all know what he is capable of in the league.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    It is eerily quiet -the lull before the storm. Surely some good news must be going to be announced anytime now.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    @15

    Performance based contracts?

    JESUS, our lot must all be playing for free at the minute then, that or they owe the club some money back for under achieving.

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  • JARRAMAG

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    JARRAMAG // Jan 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Do Ashley,Llambias and Pardue have any idea of the mess we are in because i dont think they do

    Below is a list of our first team and my humble estimation of how many goals they might score till the end of the season
    1)Cisse 8
    2)Ben Arfa 4
    3)Cabaye 3
    4)Shola 2
    5)Anita 0
    6)Tiote 0
    7)Marveaux 1
    8)Obertan 0
    9)Jonas 0
    10)Santon 0
    11)Debuchy 0
    12)Taylor 0
    13)Collo 0

    Thats 18 goals and im being optimistic

    I am sorry to be a doom monger but with the number of goals we let in i think unless the 3 wise men dont get some good fist team players across the line we will be relegated.

    Mr Ashley are you prepared to get us relegated again and miss out on approx £60 mill in tv revenue ?

    Where his Pardue gone ?is he still our manager because he has gone very quiet and i wonder why?

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  • nick_9

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #20

    What’s that? You want out best central defender in years but cannot pay? Righto, like that’s gonna happen. Something isn’t quite right with all this, I hope colo isn’t forcing his way out back home to work with his dad and the personal reasons are a lie!

    Loic who? Oh the player who is going to come crawling to us in the summer when qpr go down. Would love to see Harry take the club down.

    I have a feeling we will knick a win at weekend and then go on to make a couple of signings during the break for the next game. Be a shame if collo left though as its takes us 2 years to look like signings a cb

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #21

    To be honest, there wasn’t much to choose from between us and QPR. Two struggling teams who might be in the Championship next year. QPR offered him probably double the money and a get-out clause. No surprise there, really.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #22

    @ 16

    Pardew has gone quiet because he is off thinking up his long list of excuses as to why we have signed no body that we desperately need in this window.

    He has to think up why we have not replaced BA.

    He has to think up why we are going to let Collo, our captain, walk away for free, with no sign of a replacement.

    He has to think up why the board are not backing the ambitions or fulfilling promises made to the players.

    He has to think up why Saggy Chops Redknapp can talk a player into a club that sits adrift at the bottom of the table, over a club full of French players.

    He has to think up why he seems to have lost the morale and the never say die attitude that there used to be in that dressing room.

    He has to think up why the hell he still has his job after the run we have been on, with no sign of change.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Alan Pardew stated that he was desperate for a commanding centre-back and a full-back, just because our manager tells the whole world what he needs, there is no certainty that he will get what he wants. he should not tell the whole world he should of been telling his bosses.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    out done by redknapp and QPR – all done now- move on!

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Next time… agreed terms —> under armored security to the airport —> private jet —> straight to the hospital for medical —-> again under armored security straight to the place where they sign the contract.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    is wandering geordie about today?

    I just want to know as he said the colo issue has been going on about a month or so in argentina.

    If so did any of those reports say personal reasons for leaving, or to do with illness etc, or was it just to reunite him with his dad and san lorenzo?

    Because those rumous were going on long before we heard the personal reasons.

    Not saying Colo is definitely lying but makes you wonder.

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  • Geordiedownunder

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #27

    Let’s see what happens to him when… that’s when qpr goes down…
    Who’ll take him on with the stunt he just pulled?

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  • Bambams

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Just found this on Latest Transfer Rumours (Newcastle)

    17 Jan 2013 09:19:49
    announcement TODAY from NUFC re Signings etc…watch this space…..

    This must be the weakest ITK comment of all time !

    Is this down to any of you boys ?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #29

    About the Colo situation and the postponed meeting – I don’t think Reading is his last game. I think the meeting has been postponed in order for Colo to sort himself out!

    …he has a contract and MA is not going to release him I am sure. If he has too leave because of ‘personal reasons’ then San Lorenzo or himself has to pay.

    I have never heard of a club releasing a star player because he wants to (if he or his wife or children were terminal ill then I could understand and would release him myself) BUT if the rumors are remotely true then he needs to set straight!

    …and that is what expect will happen on Monday!

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  • blew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #30

    We will have to start and pay top interntional players a premium, should we wish to sign quality. This is what has just happened, and a wake up call to our leaders.
    Given the current situation, there is a lack of urgency to bring players in, as well as frugal professionalism. If we want the De Jongs of the world, the wage structure will have to be adjusted accordingly – or forget them and set our sights lower, but get a move on. Relegation is now 11/2 odds, I bet at 12/1 weeks ago such is my confidence in the regime.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #31

    If things go as slowly as they are, we are more like ly to get relegated than QPR

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #32

    anyone else think that we should get malouda and lescott on 6 months loan deal that will help us

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #33

    richyg01…sadly it doesn’t work that way 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #34

    Bambams

    Must have been from last year’s when we signed CISSE

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  • fray bentos

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #35

    Posters complaining about Pardew being silent

    Who cares?!?

    Maybe he is using that time to spend more time on the training field which is what counts?

    Im sure if he was doing loads of press conferences you would complain that he wasn’t spending enough time on the training field

    Stop complaining about nothing, if you want to complain, then complain about that dire game at Norwich

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #36

    mad harry did not convince him remy has allready stated it was the billionair chairman that did with the offer of 100k/week his prefered role in the starting 11 and the promise of more high class players coming in.
    we would not have offered those wages…we would not have promised a starting 11 or a striking position as it would not play well with cisse and no one should be guarenteed starting 11 and i’m guessing the same thing will happen with the other players that sign for them (prob the only way they may be able to stay in the prem so it may have been a good choice for qpr)

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #37

    the only loan players worth having are the ones out of favour with parent club and want away imho any others just dont seem to want to try ,but there are exeptions

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  • FloridaToon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #38

    @31

    We can get Malouda on a free.

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  • lesh

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #39

    Does our scouting process needs a complete review>

    I’ve moaned on about the utterances we hear from Pardew that ‘we have our targets identified’ or ‘we’ve done our homework’ etc but and as you say, to go for someone who is likely to be unavailable is just wasting precious time in a window such as this.

    Is someone so stupid as not to wonder why Remy’s agents wanted a London medical – it’s not as though they cant get to Newcastle from Paris by plane is it?

    Somebody’s got to put his hand up to being naive and not understanding the seedy world of the football business.

    Going on the way we are – AGAIN – is either the result of incompetence which should be dealt with as it’s not new, or deliberate – too lead fans up the garden path.

    If it’s incompetence that’s repeated, then it should have been dealt with as it is in most private sector business, by sacking the person who runs it – the Managing Director – for taking no remedial action to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

    That incompetence doesn’t appear to have been dealt with after last summer’s poor showing in the market, so we look at those who should have acted and didn’t. Llambias should have been in the departure lounge before now!

    The alternative scenario is that Ashley’s aware of and condoning Llambais’ strategy.

    could that be possible? Surely no right-minded business person would put at least £70m at risk for the sake of an outlay of say £25m…. would they?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #40

    Wonder if the agents were offered any backhanders from ‘del boy’ redcrap

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