Are Newcastle In The Lead For Loic Remy And Tom Ince?

We were alerted by one of our readers Ben today, about an online discussion this morning with David Craig of Sky Sports News, who was in Newcastle during the discussion, when fans from around the country asked various questions about players.

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David Craig – Sky Sports pundit

We know David doesn’t always get things right, but there again he’s in the business of reporting football in Newcastle, and he may know about what’s going on at the club more than most.

So here are three questions he was asked by Newcastle fans late this morning Newcastle time – with his answers in italics:

1) If it were your choice, Bent or Kone at Newcastle? by martoon3 10:56 AM

Its not but I would go with Bent he’s a goal getter and does snap up those half chances

2) What do you think NUFC’s chances of getting Bent, Kone or Remy are? by James M 11:01 AM

They really like Remy, and he could be a great buy for them – fans would love his style of play

3) Where do you think Tom Ince is going? by James 11:05 AM

Newcastle United !

That’ s a good response about where Tom Ince is going – in fact it’s the right answer. 😀

But the Loic Remy situation is interesting, and even though Newcastle fans are rightly annoyed that Loic chose the money and went to QPR instead of Tyneside in January, we suspect the majority of Geordie fans would still welcome him to Newcastle, if we were able to sign him – and at £8M he would be a bargain buy.

68% of fans want Remy at Newcastle for £8M.

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And why wouldn’t we go in for Remy now – because we know we can meet the fee.

It’s the same one we agreed with Marseilles for the striker in January, and we should also have Mike Ashley involved in the talks, and learn from our mistake in January, when QPR owner Tony Fernandes persuaded the player to sign for the bottom placed club in the Premier League – but they never moved out of that position,  even though Remy scored 6 goals in 14 appearances for the London club.

And it seems that Mike Ashley has withdrawn Newcastle from any bid for Wigan striker Arouna Krone, but it’s been confusing,  because it all started earlier today with reports all over the place that Newcastle had a £5M bid accepted, and to pull out so soon is a little mystifying.

But perhaps we were just too late on Krone and he chose Everton – so it’s good to pull out if that’s the case – but why did we leave it so late?

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