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Have Newcastle Really Given Up On This Frenchman?

2:35 pm, Saturday, July 6th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

We thought the fee for Loic Remy this summer was going to be £8M, but recent reports suggest the release clause in his QPR contract is anywhere from £5M to £6.8M, and that’s a bargain price for a striker who was Newcastle’s number one choice in January.

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Loic Remy available for as little as 5M?

Remember Loic was the first choice in January, and front of even St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Newcastle only went after when we couldn’t get Remy.

So it would seem that Loic Remy would be a very good acquisition for Newcastle this summer, but there are two things which have happened since January which may have put the Tyneside club off the 18 times capped French International.

First of all, at the very last minute he chose to move to London and QPR for the big money, when it seemed everything had been agreed with Newcastle; that wasn’t good and was a slap in the face for Newcastle.

The second things was that in mid-May he was accused of rape with two other men, and that case is now pending in court, with Remy having been released on bail.

With Newcastle’s failure to get in both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wilfried Bony, who Swansea have bid €16M for and that’s out of Newcastle’s range (although is shouldn’t be), you would think we would let bygones be bygones and go in and try to get the French international to Tyneside.

But news in the Chronicle recently suggests Newcastle have given up on the 26 year-old, although Sky Sports’ David Craig earlier this week suggested Newcastle were still keen on the Frenchman.

With Sunderland having just signed USA’s Jose Altidore today, that’s the Red Cat’s seventh signing this summer,  and it leaves Newcastle still needing at least one, and probably two good strikers to still be brought in this summer.

We know it’s not perfect what Remy has done this year – but even so we think he would still be a decent buy, and so do most of the Newcastle fans.

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

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    If he didn’t have the possibility of a rape charge hanging over his head Remy would have already been snapped up, but as it stands no one will touch him

  • 2 DevonToon // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Santon ” one day i hope to return to the san siro wearing the black n white stripes ” reading between the lines, hes off to juventus

  • 3 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Hope Not. Has shown he can do the business in the PL.

  • 4 geordie157 // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Anyone think Lyons lacazette would be a good signing?

  • 5 JackButler // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    DevonToon

    There’s no need to read between the line’s, the lad’s dream is to return there playing for Newcastle

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/davide-santon-dreams-return-european-4877073?

  • 6 pawl250 // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Again I am sorry but not every team has bought all their players for the new season. Some wait until deadline day!

    Yes pre season is important but we bought 5 players in January and we have lost 4 since then! According to my mathematics we are +1 compared to last season, have a better squad for (minus Ba as he needs replaced which before window I believe he will) AND we have had more than just 1 pre season to gel these 5 players into the team, plus a pre season ….. That means we are better off than last year with +1 first team player, more experience for a younger fringe players I.e Campbell, Bigi, Vuckic, Sammy and we aren’t in EL!

    Ok am the one that is being stupid though!

    Perch Simpson Ba and Harper!

    Ba is the only starter, Simpson is replaced with Debuchy/Haidara (as stated Santon swapping sides) and Perch is replaced with Sissoko, Mbiwa.

    Ba is really the only non replaced member.

    Goalkeepers as far as my understanding goes is the coach stated the young Alnwick is good enough now and will be a suitable back up behind Elliot and Krul.

    So am I still crazy to think we are better off this year and than last with still a whole pre season and transfer window to go?

    Oh and JK twitter reports LOL please if that’s evidence get the guy to post pictures or an interview! I know I would have photos to prove it all, and I would be selling them to the sun not posting on twitter!

    Oh wait no he’s in Africa that’s right, so bottom line is no one knows for sure just reading or believing the tripe you are told! Typical!

    Would love for him to Monday to Tuesday come out and talk to the public lol ….. What would be the excuse the holiday is 2 days long, or he came back early!

    Do you really think he is on holiday at This time
    Or perhaps consider if he is the job he is doing can be delegated or MA step in as the plans are in place? This is a football club not a second hand shoe shop! Some people like stirring the pot, but all you are doing is upsetting yourself in process.

    Likelyhood is we will sign 2-3 players before the window ends and its standard! Means we have more players than last year (we already do unless we sell more), a more competitive squad (better players now compared to last year and youngsters have more experience), and less matches no travelling to Greece early doors, allows us to take it easy!

    Time will tell but am confident on top 10. No evidence to think otherwise.

    Anyone talking to me about bad position last year well look at the year before that and the year following on any given season that can happen what’s to say we won’t finish 7th this year and 15th the following year!

    Injuries played a part last year, that much is apparent! You didn’t see other teams have the entire starting 11 out at somepoint during December, in 1 month alone all 11 players missed 1 game! That is a problem! Sorry but that plays a big part to why we finished were we did, our team and bench were full of youngsters with no PL experience. We even called Dummett back from loan it was that bad!

    People relax take it easy! Its less than 8 days into the window and everyone is having breakdowns! Lol

  • 7 HBA Blood Twister // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    He’s on £80k a week and won’t take a pay cut is my bet.

  • 8 pawl250 // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/premier-league/transfers.html

    Shows all ins and outs only a handful of teams have the same amount of players compared to the end of the season!

    Most are less, some by far! It also does not show loan returns I.e Rose for Sunderland or Lukaku for West Brom returning to their clubs. Meaning some are even worse off!

  • 9 jamesnufc86 // Jul 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Why would anybody want Remy? He stuck his finger up at Newcastle , followed the money and is maybe guilty of running around raping people. Care if he’s a good player, he acts like a tool

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Remy will go to a more ambition team like Spurs or any other team around us

  • 11 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    ED – now your doing it as well. For the sake of those who do not keep up to date:-
    Remy does NOT have case pending at court.
    He is on police bail to respond to a London Police Station apparently in September (September reported by the Mirror but exact date not known) -is respect of allegations of rape.
    Upon his return to the cop shop he could be:-
    1. Charged with an offence.
    2. Further bailed pending enquiries.
    3. Released no further action due to insufficient evidence.
    There now nicely summed up.
    The main point is that he responds to his bail PROBABLY on a date AFTER the window closes (11pm on 2.9.13.)
    Therefore anybody signing him in the window would not know if he is to be charged – and therefore denied his presence at their club as he might be in jail.

  • 12 Tubai // Jul 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Just can’t believe it! Even Sunderland are signing players like a freebe and paying huge transfer fees, ditto Swansea. Are we smaller than both these clubs?? What’s happening is out of my wildest imagination. I just hope we get some signings done sooner than later.

  • 13 DevonToon // Jul 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Ay jb i did watch his interview, nice of himto talk the toon up, but i dont see us in europe anytime soon. it was said more because thats the only way hes gunna wear black n white at san siro.

  • 14 toonluvva // Jul 6, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I expect that by the time JoKe has got back from his jollies, unpacked his suitcase and put away his bucket and spade the decent players we have been targeting will have been snapped up.

    It’s enough to have you pining for Llambeeze. Not!

  • 15 HullMag6 // Jul 6, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Holiday = signing mission.

  • 16 welsh // Jul 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    We’re only a couple of signings short, 2 forwards & a defender should do it , question is who ? If we don’t move shortly we’ll end up with Carlton Cole ! Remy would be perfect fit or De Jong from Ajax, fact we can’t compete with Swansea is very sad !

  • 17 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    @12:

    I can,t believe it either and like i said before all the rest are busy signing players and we are doing Cock- All !

    On the Dutch TV teletext from this morning,

    Sunderland have completed the signing of Altidore for an undisclosed fee !

    If it does,nt rain! It Pours !




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