Newcastle Make Move For French Striker


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.

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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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27 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #1

    I hardly think he would mind joining a club in threat of relegation, he joined qpr, but that was due to wages, should we get out priced again, then we will not get him

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  • Thump

    May 12, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Have to love the Sunday papers.

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 12, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Not a chance. The only way would be a wage cut, and we already know how much he loves the dosh.

    Then again a few om here reckon we need to just throw money at a whole new manager and coaches and then more money at new players. Yeah, but then when the season after we buy 1 player and are in the same mess, do it all again?

    Pardew has not changed from last season, the change is no Ba, no cover for talent like Ben Arfa and no wingers. Im sure Ashley could get some Carr gems on those?

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  • geordie157

    May 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t see it happening, plus say if signed Remy and Carroll that would surely be our summer transfer kitty gone. If the price is reasonable I’d get Scott Sinclair in

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  • geordie157

    May 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #5

    We need a hard working winger, that scores goals and can cross, there’s not many of those about.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 12, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Andy, I know what I saw last season and spoke of it to friends as the season was going on. That we’re picking up points playing poorly. There’s two ways it can go, we start playing well and therefore score the team goals which we haven’t really seen…

    Or, which is what has happened, we play the same, or worse football, and with that pick up little points.

    I said this LAST season.

    It is no surprise to me that we’re in this position as the guide was in place with how we played, not the results, last year.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 12, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #7

    I reckon this story (if true -most likely not) is a crafty plan by the Toon. Percy is crapping himself about Remy so the plan is to approach Remy -before the game and offer him the best contract he’s ever had. Remy them deliberately has a poor game and we win. Then after the game Percy meets Remy in private and blows a rasberry at him and makes the sound of a guffawing donkey and tells him it’s a trick and we had no intentions of signing him in the first place.
    Superb plan…………………. PERCY IN.
    No I don’t really mean that ………………….PERCY OUT!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #8

    AndyNUFC

    sacking is not the answer “really”

    lets see now last season he had the same players as this season and both season he did 1 thing wrong compared to all managers out there and that is ( he played the wrong tactics no matter how fully fit Newcastle where)

    we have no wingers so why play a 4231 or 433?

    MA brings in quality signings in January and still he doesn’t know what to do with them.

    he’s got the lads to play hoofball even though there mentality is attacking so why play this?

    he sits on 1-0 leads at first half at HOME even though we are considered favorites against lesser, weaker teams so why do this?

    he picks the first 11 making sure he puts his bum boys on ahead of in form players ( shola, jonas) what manager would do this?

    IMO he ain’t a manager at all no other manager would do this to his team.

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Ah but they say the sign of a good team is playing badly but winning. Who cares if we played badly to 5th? It only comes down a results business, and with a strong team we have shown we get them.

    It will not chamge our current players or lack of a bench impact just getting a new manager. It will also instill some pride for once if we let a manager develop our club to some success.

    Would you take a Chelsea style and change every year to get success, or would you let Pardew have 1 bad season and finish 5th for the next 7 years?

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  • Munster Mag

    May 12, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Munster Mag // May 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    “It’ll be uncomfortable for us both, because we’ve both underachieved. Him as an owner and me as a manager.

    ….Interesting comment from Pardew, whic he later tries to dumb down, in an article by Martin Hardy.
    99 Munster Mag // May 12, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    …I think Pardew knows he’s gone tbh.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #11

    AndyNUFC

    so other clubs that Pardew was a manager for in your case should of kept him? i honestly don’t think so.

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  • Ashtoon

    May 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #12

    On what he has shown from his cameo performances, Remy will feel entitled to European football and wage levels well beyond the means of NUFC. So for those reasons, we’re out of the mix.

    We had better as a club jog on and survive, then we can make up transfer stories at our leisure

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Black and white. He does not have the same players. Ba is still our top scorer and he left halfway through, which shows how badly Cisse is isolated. We havent had a fit Ben Arfa or Marveaux most of the year, so I wouldnt even class Obertan or Jonas as worthy of being called wingers.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Andy, why in Gos name do you think Pardew – a manager who has achieved nothing of note as a manager – can get 5th for years to come?? This guy got the role uncontested – and it wasnt because he had a sexy CV , believe me. I was actually a Pardew fan ( I respected his honesty in many interviews ) but gave up on him from Brighton onwards, despite wanting him to prove me wrong. I hope he still will – but he wont, believe me.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #15

    AndyNUFC

    and also in your opinion you would rather keep a very low standard manager ( Pardew ) rather than bringing a manager like ( Rafa ) who has succeeded achievements at a top level?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #16

    AndyNUFC

    it was Pardew’s fault that cisse has been on poor form, putting a player on a completely wrong position than his usual position just shows how pathetic he is

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 12, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #17

    AndyNUFC

    “We havent had a fit Ben Arfa or Marveaux most of the year, so I wouldnt even class Obertan or Jonas as worthy of being called wingers.”

    so why then did he kept on playing a 4231 and a 433?

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  • Jamie McKellar

    May 12, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Tranquillo Barnetuta to solve our winger situation.

    I love that man, he is such a good player with the best name in football

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  • Jamie McKellar

    May 12, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Tranquillo Barnetta*

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  • south coast toon

    May 12, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #20

    i hope they have approached remy as we need every little advantage we can get and ashley will not miss a trick in that department, but i do fear for how corupt the game might be and how much influence a wigan manager might have in places, if we stay up we will have a job to attract top class players after this season, but id love to see bentekee, lukcaka,wiedman, adam jonhson,pea,konea,remy as maybe realistic targets still id even take carrol now as he looks good at west ham but hes not top of the list, still lets get 3 points today as wigan look like a team capable of beating bayen at the moment

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  • Pilly69

    May 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #21

    @Laurent Robert 32 spot on I said that myself half way through last season we had some lucky results against the teams that went down or should I say decisions you can count on one hand the games that we REALLY played well I just pray for a win today and then sack Parwho TONIGHT

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  • SeanNufc87

    May 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #22

    Jesus, stop jumping on adams back. Hes the only sensible one posting here. “Lets get rafa!” Sure, rafa that has managed Liverpool, inter and chelsea would A. Come to a relegation candidate and B. Wouldn’t cost more than MA would be willing to pay. Not to mention hes predictable and been sacked from his other jobs for being crap with much better teams than ours.

    As for us playing badly last season, whoever said that is either lying or an idiot because I have EVERY televised game recorded on my tivo and watched them not last week we played teams like man u and chelsea off the pitch and the only time we looked bad was when pardew went to a 442 to… get this! Accommodate cisse and ba up front! If you recall when ba was up front he scored our goals, when he moved ba to the left? CISSE SCORED OUR GOALS! Shut up about playing players out of position or this stupid argument about wingers. Nothing but fickle fickle fans the majority of you

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  • SeanNufc87

    May 12, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #23

    ANDY sorry

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  • south coast toon

    May 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    i dont know about all our games being bad last season the comeback against arsenal was fantastic,and some of cisses goals if not all were fantastic.but the best games i,ve seen us play this year have been against arsenal and man u when we attacked and played good footy with the players we had, we should play like that in every game, lets hope he go,s gun ho today cause if we are going to go down at least give it your best shot against a team thats over and out please please and pretty please 3 points as my heart cannot take any more of this

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  • south coast toon

    May 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #25

    if you kill yourself its called suicide, if you kill someone else its called homicide, if you kill thousands its called genocide,if you have 2 teans in the premier league that havent won it and are in a relagation battle all the time its called tyneside lol

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  • BennygivesmeTinglyBalls

    May 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #26

    As much as I hate the fact Remy chose QPR over us, the guy is class and is a quality winger who can offer some support to Cisse. Him and Ben arfa either side would be great. We still need a CAM for me, comfortable on the ball with a bit of flair. Cabaye is more of a quarter back and Sissoko is a bit too clumsy for that. The way we play atm is with 3 DM’s and no-one supporting Cisse. The balance between attack and defend is completely one sided. If we put a cross in, I’ll be amazed if more than 2 people are in the box. With a full team out and Pardew managing we could achieve near top 6 next season but we will never get more than that. We will never see the style everyone wants us to play.

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  • Bowzer912

    May 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #27

    I hope Newcastle would consider purchasing Arouna Kone who has a release clause of 6m and would be a great replacement for Ba,quick,strong and has a cracking shot on him. A 4-3-2-1 would be perfect as would dont have any decent wingers (Benny Excluded). If we had our usual defence, Cabs,Sissoko and Anita in the CM positions, Ben Arfa in the No.10 role behind a rotating trio of Kone/Cisse and Remy. HWTL

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