News on the French site le10sport.com this afternoon is that Newcastle have agreed a loan deal for Loic Remy of QPR, and if that is true it would be very good news for Newcastle, but the French web-site is also reporting that other clubs, such as Naples and Tottenham are also interested in taking Remy.
Loic Remy – loan deal agreed with Newcastle
The news is that Newcastle have agreed loan terms with QPR, even though manager Harry Redknapp said yesterday he didn’t think Remy would go out on loan, and Newcastle have first option to buy the 26 year-old next summer – if the deal goes through.
This is some of the report in le10sport this afternoon:
“Although initially there was talk between the two clubs a transfer of around 11 million euros, the amount of the release clause of the French striker, the agreement has been finalized on the basis of a loan.”
“Tottenham, Everton and Naples are still interested in Remy, so the deal is not yet concluded, and indeed, other clubs are likely to move in for the striker in the coming days.”
“Remy may wait a few days to see if any of those three clubs actually move for him, before deciding in favor of Newcastle .”
What that’s basically saying is Remy will wait to see if another club comes in with a better offer than Newcastle, and even if he signs on the loan deal and does well at Newcastle, other clubs could still come after him for a permanent deal next summer.
It sounds to us like deja vu all over again. 🙁
And of course QPR would still like a permanent deal for their player this summer, so maybe one of Naples, Tottenham or Everton will come in and pay the €8M release clause in his contract and we suppose Newcastle’s deal would then be scuppered.
And Naples have big money after selling Edinson Cavani to PSG for £60M, and Tottenham could have big money if they sell Gareth Bale for £105M to Real Madrid.
So while there has been really good news on both Gomis and Remy today the deals are not done, and other clubs could still move in.
Here’s hoping they don’t.
Note: Reader Mark Harding has kindly set up a Fantasy Football League for the coming season for readers of this blog.
The code is 3178-173427, and you can sign up for it HERE.
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:
You can also reach Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org