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.
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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