The news in the Sunday Mirror today is that Newcastle have already made a move for QPR striker Loic Remy, who decided to join QPR at the last moment in January, after Newcastle thought they had already made a deal to sign the French International striker.
Loic Remy – signing for QPR in January
There was renewed interest in Remy when Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said a couple of days ago that it was foolish to think that Newcastle would not try to sign the striker again in the summer, simply because he had opted for QPR instead of Newcastle in January.
Newcastle are supposed to have contacted his agents about a potential move to Newcastle, but there is now interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs, and it could be very difficult for Newcastle to get Remy on Tyneside this summer.
The release clause is for £8M, which is about the fee Newcastle were willing to pay for the striker in January, but now that he has shown he can score goals in the Premier League, and has also looked a more than decent player for QPR, there are now bigger clubs than Newcastle interested in the former Marseilles striker.
Newcastle’s struggles with relegation will hardly have made Remy more interested in coming to Newcastle in the summer, than he was in January, especially when he now has the chance of joining clubs who are in Europe every season.
Newcastle may indeed be interested in capturing Loic Remy this summer, assuming that we stay in the Premier League, but surely the chances of achieving that must now be small.
And this news goes against what was reported last week – that Newcastle will hold back on any transfer moves until we know what division we will be playing in next season.
Newcastle are said to want two strikers in the summer, given our difficulty in scoring goals since Demba Ba joined Chelsea in January.
And we have to think that Andy Carroll has now become a bigger target for the Magpies, given the potential move for Newcastle to want to recruit more British players..
What do you think?
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