Newcastle To Pay £2M For Remy Loan – But Not Signed Yet


There is further news associated with the report in the French Media this afternoon, that Newcastle have agreed a deal to take Loic Remy to Newcastle on a one year loan – with an option to buy him next summer.

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Harry Redknapp – £2M loan fee for Loic Remy

This is what QPR manager Harry Redknapp said this morning as reported by Metro:

“He’s a player who’s going on loan.” “If you were buying Loic Remy for £8M, which there were clubs willing to buy him for, and if you gave him a four-year contract and he ran that down and was a free agent, he’d cost you £2M a year on that deal.

‘If somebody wants to loan him they’d be entitled to pay £2M for him.” “They would be getting a striker that would be getting 15-20 goals next year in the Premier League.”

“He is a top class player.” “He could play for anybody in the Premier, in my opinion.”

So it seems Harry has done a complete 180 degrees turn from what he said yesterday, although owner Tony Fernandes said two of his top players would go out on loan, so that tells us that Fernandes and not Harry is running the London club.

The news in the French media was that Tottenham, Naples and Everton could also be interested in signing the Frenchman, but with his pending court case for rape yet to be heard, it could be that no club will come in and pay his release clause, which le10sport.com said was €11M, which is around £9.4M.

And the fact that Newcastle are the first to agree the loan deal could give us a huge advantage, and we assume Joe Kinnear and Lee Charnley are trying to seal the deal today – if they aren’t they should be.

Now I had better look for those blood pressure pills – just in case we sign Bafetimbi Gomis outright and then Loic Remy on loan in the next day or so.

It would be hard to take so much good news, and all at once too.

And does that mean we’ll have to say Joe Kinnear has done a good job this summer? 😀

If we get these two players through the door, and neither deal has yet been completed despite news to the contrary, we will have a very strong squad for next season – no doubt about it – but there’s still an “if” there.

Howay The Lads!!

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311 comments so far

  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #1

    so Ed, I thought there’s no rape case against Remy…

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Any coincidence we pretty much sign Gomis the day after our new kit is launched ? .

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  • alext109

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #3

    If we got both Gomis and Remy by the end of the weekend I would be very happy indeed. Please JK don’t screw it up!!!!

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #4

    With this club from the last few years I don’t think you can ever believe they’ve signed until 2 weeks after they’ve played their first game for us!

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  • Burni

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #5

    No it doesn’t mean that he’s done a good job. We’ve bin linked with both well before he came and I reckon lambeezy could’ve got them over the line

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #6

    i like the arrangement, pay 2m for this year then presumably remaining 6m in the summer should all be ok

    for what its worth for those that were worried about us missing out on bony, gomis has almost identical stats on fifa ;D

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #7

    gomis is already pals with cabs and debuchy aswell 😀

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  • alext109

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Burni

    I would agree with you there mate. When we have really really needed players in, last January window and the cisse deal the window before, we went for them and got them.

    I am not saying Lambias was the reason behind us getting those players and I know the board acted out of desperation more than anything. But now it just seems like they are twiddling their thumbs pondering excuses why they couldn’t get players “over the line”, and instead waiting for players to turn up on their doorstep.

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  • leavemyarselona

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #9

    No I wouldn’t say he personally has done a good job it’s standard procedure in football as high as the premier league division to have full squads we should have never been so weak in first place your talking about massive massive football club and it got to the very bottom of desperation of needing players shouldn’t be happening at all at newcastle united ,, once we have a full covered squad then all be pleased with business as they say the board have done until then ,, they deserve no respect ,,

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #10

    just seen the line up for gateshead, worrying that amalfitano is sitting there in the reserves, maybe he was just signed as a translator 😉

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  • Owldman

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    The French press had us signing Remy last season until someone at Toon didnt even bother to go & meet him & his agent off the plane & floppy chops stepped in so now I take everything the press says with a pinch of salt.as for Gomis I will wait until I actually see him kick a ball for the Toon

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  • swisstone

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Would suspect more risk in this one than gomis, jan window showed the type of character this fella is.

    If the three other interested clubs are truly interested then we doomed

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  • magpie6699

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Not getting my hopes up too much yet – there’s many a slip before the fat lady counts her chickens!

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  • swisstone

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Yohan

    I understand amalfitano was always a gamble buy on the basis his brother developed in mid 20s and the club thought worth the risk him doing the same for the money we paid.

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  • sparky55

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Remy and Gomis in = cisse out

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  • SecretSausage

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    this is all very interesting. I was told a couple of weeks back that Remy was a cert to come here and the French players were in touch with him. If that was known and they still tried to get PEA for so much money they have now got Gomis therefore there is still a lot of money available.

    With Goofy, Gomis, Cisse, Remy, Ben Arfa, you have to say that is a pretty impressive group of forward players. (and Shola) hee hee.

    I wonder if they are looking at other players. Even central midfield is pretty full. Cabaye, Anita, Tiote, Sissoko. You could say we neeed wingers but with 3 of those forwards playing it may be difficult to fit wingers into the team.

    I’m just wondering if maybe that’s the team complete?

    Can you see them still looking for more players? First team players I’m on about.

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  • PAULNUFC

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Harry looks happy as ever in this pic. .cheer up sloppy chops you might get to keep someoneyou said was not going out on loan.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Swisstone

    We didn’t pay anything for him lol

    Evening lads! How’s the vibes tonight?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Bad news lads n lasses

    Both deals are off. Apparently Jose thought they were one player called ‘Bafloic Remigomis’.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Sparky

    I know you’ve been of the impression that Cisse would be on the way out for some time, you’ve also stated Cabaye and Krul were on their way out.

    Will be interesting if your prophecies come true.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Ss

    Decent hungry cover for rb

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m in danger of becoming a hypocrite (along with a few others I imagine). If we sign these two players I might start thinking Kinnear is not as bad as I thought, or then again I might not.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #23

    sorry but couldn’t this have just continued from the last thread?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Sausage

    A good CB replacement for Willo, and a right back to cover for debuchy. Cant see it happening though

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Kirk isn’t going anywhere unless MA wants rid for money, it’s his home now.

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  • swisstone

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #26

    SS

    Can’t see us buying anyone better than what we have if remy and gomis come in.

    Purples will only come in if we lose someone.

    My thought would be development players if we get gomis and remy, if anyone

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Not getting my hopes up till their stood with pards, holding up the black and white stripes.

    Will be over the moon if they do though 🙂

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Lol silly kindle *krul

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Harry Redknapp, footballings version of Boyce

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #30

    The only worrying thing about signing both Gomis and Remy would be relying on pardew to have the balls to drop his favourites

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  • swisstone

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Seannufc

    Very good point – def worth the money then ha

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #32

    JFK doesn’t speak French, or “excuse my French”?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #33

    YorkGeordie

    Sure let’s forget the initial interviews, the holiday at the start of July, and the fact we’ve signed no one in July. Kinnear is a joke, and is not responsible for signing Remy of Gomis. If we sign these players it will be Carr who has pin pointed them.

    The negotiations are handled by Kinnear, and as it stands we’ve penny pinched for 3 weeks for a CF we’ve desperately needed. Not exactly top class work.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Either that or a versatile defender who is reliable at cb or fb…… i said a few weeks back we should contact Wigan and see if James Perch is available 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Ando on Total sport the other night said he thought the Gomis deal would happen but take awhile, and tonight some mackem caller winding him up and he said that he thought the deal would never happen.
    Sounds like a few posters on here !

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  • ~Joke-innear~

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #36

    We won’t get remy. Why? Because I doubt JFK has any skill in Fifa.

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  • swisstone

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Untelated but does anyone know why SSN reporting from a cafe??

    Random

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Would asking for Scott Sinclair be too much???

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  • Bambams

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Chaps have we actually signed Gomis……

    Been out all day so pretty much a blur

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Aug 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Ruddy
    Yeah I agree with you , think I’m light headed with relief at getting signings in and they haven’t even signed yet. My old sceptism is still in there though

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