The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle will turn down an offer to sign QPR striker Loic Remy.
Loic Remy – Newcastle pass up chance to sign striker
Newcastle have missed out on number one striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Borussia Dortmund yesterday, and that’s the third transfer window running that we’ve missed out on our top striker target.
Apparently Newcastle are looking at what is described as younger, hungrier players – but are they as good and as experienced as Remy?
In our poll a majority of Newcastle fan – three in four – want Remy at Newcastle for just £8M, and the Chronicle is reporting the release clause in his QPR contract at just £6.8M.
And it seems that Newcastle are also not keen on either Wigan’s 29 year-old Arouna Kone, or Lyon’s 27 year-old Bafetimbi Gomis, both of whom Newcastle were linked with yesterday.
Newcastle are said to be assessing their options, after Aubameyang signed for Borussia Dortmund, and while the St. Etienne striker was hungry enough he was too expensive for Newcastle, which seems to be the case with a lot of our targets these days.
Remy was accused of rape in mid-May, and that’s another dampener on his record, as well as the Frenchman having turned Newcastle down in January.
But we would have still liked Newcastle to have signed him – but if the Chronicle report is true – that will not happen.
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