Will Newcastle Go After Loic Remy This Summer?


Newcastle will miss out on St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and he’s in Dortmund right now undergoing a medical by all reports, and his signing could even be announced today.

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Loic Remy – are Newcastle interested?

So Newcastle will miss out on another top transfer target, because we were unwilling to pay out the big money for a top player, and that’s been the case a lot since Mike Ashley bought the club.

But we’ve still managed to buy some top players, because of the scouting of Graham Carr, but now Newcastle will need to turn to their other striker targets this summer, and hopefully we can get a couple through the door.

Newcastle will try to bring in Darren Bent, but will not pay more than a nominal fee for the 29 year-old, so we could lose out there too.

And we wonder if Newcastle will go back in for Loic Remy, who is available for just £8M from QPR.

Things got a little bit more difficult in mid-May, when Remy and two of his friends were accused of rape by a 34 year-old woman, and they were arrested and released on bail, but that case is still to be heard.

There’s little doubt that as a striker Remy would have been a good buy for us in January, when he was supposed to come to Tyneside, but went for the big money at QPR instead – silly lad.

So bearing in mind his rape charge, and that he didn’t want to come to Newcastle in January, should Newcastle still go after him for £8M this summer?

We are going to release a new poll on this topic – so please let us know what you think.

Should Newcastle Try To Sign Loic Remy For £8M This Summer?

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62 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    repost
    and added to that 20 000 everyone turns there back on ala man city singing the songs were not for kinnear yfb who ate all the pies wheres our money gone wheres our money gone etc

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    “Newcatle will try to sign Bent”

    Who told you this Ed?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed. You know we all enjoy the blog, but where have you got all of this positive info from. “We were unwilling to pay enough money” “we WILL try to bring in Bent”?? Its all paper talk isnt it? According to other reports we offered MORE than dortmund for PEA. I really think people are jumping to conclusions too soon without any solid facts.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Novocastrian

    So true. Pardew payed Perch ahead of Anita and as we both acknowledge he prefers artisans to artists.

    He has history though. How in anyone’s world do Mullins and Harewood get played ahead of Mascherano and Tevez. I mean what did the latter 2 ever do!!!!

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Of course!

    Innocent until proven guilty. Whack an escape clause in the contract in the chance he is convicted, but at £8mil, leave the past in the past and move forward.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Quality player who quickly adapted to the PL.

    No chance of us signing him though because we’ll be arguing about the amount when a team in Russia or Turkey offer the asking price and we refuse to meet it,

    That’s what I think will happen.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    wheres the poll everyone wants

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  • jeff

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    playing football manager… pardew signs chris baird for 4 million.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Personally, I would have kept Perch. We saw a similar clear out last summer, and were told they would be replaced by talented youngsters pushing for first team spots. I don’t remember Lovenkrands, Best, Forster, Smith etc. being replaced like that.

    We have now lost Harper, Simmo, Perch, I’d say it is likely that at least 1 of Shola, Willo, Obertan and a couple of youngsters go out of the door as well.

    Now, while not anywhere near top 6 standard, all of them need to be replaced. Do we honestly think that will happen? We would be talking bout bringing in 10+ players.

    I’m all for upgrading, but in such quantities in one transfer window, howay people, let’s be realistic!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    John,
    Ashley just stopped going to the ground last time we sang songs against him and his cronies. Again, no real impact on him. He is thick skinned and stubborn.

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  • lesh

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Jeff
    Pardew doesn’t do signings anymore.
    Have you forgotten? Pay attention!

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    longwe if they do all that and dont replace its bye bye time cos come jan when we are in it watch those prices for crap sky rocket

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    ala bent 8 mill utter crap

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  • neilinho

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Torq, what would be your opinions on Keisuke Honda and Fernando Gago. From what I understand Honda is off contract in December and Gago is up for 2 million euro.

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    There’s still a long way to go in this window and as much as people like perchino a lot sat around me at the games last season thought it was wrong when he got in the first team ahead of Anita with Liverpool at home springing to mind.
    Obertan Shola and a few others need selling to allow other better players to come in this season.
    As for the ground being half empty it won’t happen in a million years people up here love the game and with a better manager our team would finish a lot higher in the league.
    If I was Ashley I think I would offer Chelsea their money back and get Demba back.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda

    Not that i dont agree that pards prefers certain players….

    But given the ‘irregularity’ in the transfer of tevez and mascherano maybe he had to be careful about playing them. Just a theory of course

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #17

    save him more money he can pay himself back with, chopper fuel sticky buns pies beer and time etc.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Okay, I posted this earlier, but will say it again.

    If we signed Remy, with an escape clause in his contract, where does that leave us if he is convicted? Down to Cisse again. So realistically, if we signed Remy we need to bring in 2 top class centre forwards. Given our struggle to get one, does this make any sense.

    Would we get our 8million back? Is Ashley likely to take a gamble on a significant chunk of tranfer kitty where he could end up with zero return?

    Does anyone know when his court date is? If it was in/around a transfer window then we could(maybe) sign a replacement.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #19

    joe in the
    we wont get a better manager

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #20

    who would buy shola we cant give him away

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Markaccus
    Didn’t Villa confirm we’d made contact about bent??

    Is it really true Gomez is available for £10-£15 mil?? Wow great player
    If there was ever a marquee signing to be made 😉
    Weren’t we in form him before he signed for bayern?

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Neilinho – Is that true?!?

    From a marketing perspective alone, Honda would soon pay for himself. On top of that, he is a good footballer and would add that quality.

    Gago for €2mil is cheap. And he had the experience and ability to hold his own in the prem.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Neilinho,
    Honda has supposedly agreed to join Milan.

    John,
    Yeah, if we sell the ‘deadwood’ it has to be replaced. We are in a much better bargaining position if we buy the replacements and then get rid of the deadwood, but why would anyone think to do that.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Neilhino
    Hasn’t Honda just signed for Milan?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #25

    John.

    I reckon Shola will end up at a championship club. He would be a decent player there. He found goals easy for us down there until he got injured. I think its his level.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #26

    neilinho
    why would we buy those the fans would,i would, the club no chance

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #27

    Neilhino
    Hasn’t Honda just signed for Milan?
    Thought I’d heard that somewhere

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #28

    John,
    A couple of clubs in the UAE are supposedly interested. A massive payday for him to end his career…

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #29

    Lilo – either that, or sign Remy and somebody like siem so IF we lose Remy, then we still have siem to play in part of a front 3 with cisse.

    2 strikers would be nice to bring in, but failing that, we need to add creativity to this club, and siem de jong would bring that.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #30

    failed medicals
    player brought in first player left unsold =more cash outlay he wont do it

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  • neilinho

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #31

    Torq,

    As far as i know Honda’s CSKA contract is up either now, or in December and Gago (who has been on loan from Valencia to Velez) is up for sale this summer for 2 million euro.

    I’d jump at the two of them. We need champions, not slight upgrades on what we’ve got already!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Markaccus

    When curbishly took over from the sacked Pardew west ham were facing relegation like us last season. Curbs first move was to re-instate tevez who proceeded to score vital goals to get them out of trouble and in the process became a hammers legend

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #33

    Tads

    I dont remember hearing owt. The papers sometimes make false reports of confirmation but dont mention a name. It does my heed in 😀

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #34

    neilinho

    Honda and gago would be awesome but under JFK and Pardew it’ll be Brit has-beens or never wassers.

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  • neilinho

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #35

    TADS,

    According to wikipedia (not an accurate source of information i’m aware) still has him registered as a CSKA Moscow player. Just googled too, and the AC Milan rumours as just that – rumours.

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  • neilinho

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #36

    are*, not as**

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #37

    all conjecture
    ashley is what he is .we are what we are .
    is it the corperate supporters cow towing to ashley or the true fans

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #38

    There is too much talk here and no action!

    …If anyone sees JFK walking around Newcastle looking lost and forgetful please send him back to his desk 😉

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda

    Yes he did. But then the hammers got into trouble over tevez playing and were lucky to escape being relegated from a points deduction. Shef utd (i think) we really psd off because it meant they were relegated, basically due to tevezs goals. I just wonder that had they not played him, and survived, (unlikely), would thete have been an issue?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #40

    I know Ashley stupidly gave 8 year contracts out but surely there would be a proviso in place should Remy get convicted, ie loan with option to buy.

    Well you’d think wouldn’t you but where as Ash has been fantastic in business generally, in football he just seems to fatally turn his brain off

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