The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle (Joe Kinnear nd Lee Charnley) are in active talks to bring in Loic Remy of Queens Park Rangers and Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis to Tyneside, and if we can get those two lads through the door we will be in very good shape.
Loic Remy – Newcastle in negotiations
Then we need to do persuade Papiss Cisse to wear the Wonga sign on his shirt, and there’s three good strikers, and we have local veteran Shola Ameobi and local youngster Adam Campbell to fill out our squad of strikers for next season,
And we wouldn’t need to sign Darren Bent from Aston Villa, although Newcastle are still interested in him, but maybe he’s third choice, and wouldn’t be needed if Papiss decides to stay?
There is new news today that West Ham have entered the race for Loic Remy.
Alan Pardew is itching to see a striker brought in as soon as possible:
“I’m pushing Joe to get a transfer in.” “I think we need a boost now.” “We are in a situation where we want to progress now.” “The team are in a good place.”
And it’s unclear what Newcastle will do with Shola Ameobi, but our understanding at the end of last season, was that Shola wasn’t sure about his future at Newcastle and may want to leave and play elsewhere to get first team games.
Ameobi is trying to make the Nigerian squad for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, but Alan Pardew said in the Evening Chronicle today that Shola is not pushing for a move:
“Shola is a player that is under contract here.” “He’s not made any noises to me that he wants to leave.” “Certainly with my striker situation at the moment, I need as many as I can get.”
Shola Ameobi has one year left on hos contract at Newcastle and could be offered say a year’s extension, but that will depend on how many good strikers Newcastle bring in this summer, and if Papiss Cisse stays at the club.
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