The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is willing to play £6M plus Steven Taylor to get Loic Remy to Newcastle from QPR.
Steven Taylor – part exchange for Loic Remy?
That’s the report and we simply don’t believe it.
For one thing, Loic Remy will cost at most £8M, and probably less, and that;s stated in the release clause in his QPR contract, which he signed in January.
There was a similar report this morning, but it will just not happen, because why would we let arguably our second best center-back leave the club this summer, when defense was our Achilles heel last season?
What we could do is send Mike Williamson the other way, and Mike’s probably worth around £2M, but Steven is worth a lot more than that.
The news is that Remy would be willing to join Newcastle, but why on earth would Steven Taylor want to leave his home town club for a small Championship club, after he’s been brought up on Tyneside?
The Mirror is reporting that this deal will go through, and that Alan Pardew has told Steven he’s not guaranteed a first team place next season.
We’d be absolutely shocked if this deal goes through.
What do you think?
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