When the news broke yesterday that Newcastle had entered into negotiations with QPR to sign Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal, we thought that may be because QPR didn’t want to sell him outright this summer.
Loic Remy – season long loan deal
But there have been additional news reports since then that QPR would sell the striker this summer for about £6.8M, which would be a better deal than the £8M Newcastle were willing to pay for the striker in January, before he went to QPR at the last moment for the big wages.
If Newcastle can get the French striker on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy next summer, then Newcastle can judge how good he is, before they buy him permanently, and that seems like a good approach.
However, there are also some dangers with this, because if Remy has an outstanding season for the Magpies, then other top clubs may move in and try to sign him for what would be a bargain price. that’s if he say gets close to 20 goals for Newcastle next season.
Those top clubs could offer Remy better wages than Newcastle could, and there lies the possibility he could reject Newcastle for a second time, for bigger wages elsewhere.
It would be déjà vu all over again.
That would not be good, so there are also risks in not signing the 26 year-old 18 times capped French International now, although there may be provisions to sign him in January, if he starts his career well at Newcastle.
That’s what we did with Ben Arfa, so there’s a precedent there.
And there’s one other thing, and that’s Remy has to go on trial for that rape charge, and if he is found guilty, then he’s QPR’s player and not ours, and that’s an advantage to Newcastle, and another reason why Newcastle may not want to sign him until they know the outcome of the rape trial.
That all sounds sensible to us, if that’s why Newcastle want him on loan for a full season first.
What do you think?
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