Alan Pardew in his press conference today has finally talked about the failure of the club to get their number one striker target Loic Remy, when we looked to have the deal all wrapped up last Sunday.
Alan Pardew – defends the club in Remy deal
And we have to remember that Alan is defending the club’s position on this, so we have to keep in mind where he’s coming from, but we also think that Alan himself was devastated by the faiure to land the French International – we certainly were.
This is what Alan said about the Remy deal during his press conference today:
“It was a little strange as we had obviously put a lot of work in and made the club an offer that was accepted, a good offer.” “We made a fantastic offer to the player and then he didn’t arrive. This club is on a financial footing that is strong, but we’re still not going to pay silly money.”
“We’re going to pay what is correct and that is what we offered.” “We made a fantastic offer, a fantastic Premiership offer to that player – trust me.” “I don’t really want to criticise the player. The player makes the decision and he stands by it. I don’t really have anything else to say on it.”
We don’t want to pay out silly money but we have top admit that we’ll lose out on a number of our targets because we have a strict financial model the club will stick to.
Clubs like QPR, PSG, Manchester City and Chelsea are willing to pay silly money to get their men, and for QPR, that’s about all they can offer a player.
But it was still a coup for the London club, and we remain shocked that it happened, and we thought we had got over it – and we need to – but it’s still all very painful. – even now.
My son Neil and I keep talking about the deal, or the no deal, and try to convince ourselves it’s for the best, but we’re also not daft – and it was a huge loss and black eye for our club.
We have to get over this and move on – and it would help if we could get a player in soon.
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