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.
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.
What do you think?
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