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Reports That Newcastle Agree Loan Deal For Loic Remy

5:21 pm, Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 64 Comments

News on the French site 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 of Marseille has attracted interest from Newcastle United

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.

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64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 magicbus // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    This could be a really really good Friday for us fingers crossed

  • 2 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Bloody hell a divent believe it man great news.


  • 3 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Responding to someone who said we’re short on RB, I would really like to see Mbabu with some cameo appearances this year. He’s dubbed the Swiss wonderkid. Remember him?

  • 4 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    @ Pawl

    I agree on M’biwa. Looked shaky at times last season but was thrown in at the deep end in the PL. Hope to see some of his bursts out from defense this season, he carries the ball brilliantly.

    I honestly think this is the best back line on paper we have ever had since I have followed NUFC.

  • 5 toon1707 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Knew JFK would not let us down he is an expert at signing players just ask him lol

  • 6 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    looking forward to listening to BBC Newcastle Total Sport toooonite!!!

  • 7 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Hope we get him as well as Gomis like. Gives us the option of 4-3-3 as well.


    That is a very strong strike-force if we can pull it off. No more relying on Shola to save the day. I imagine we would sell Ameobi if Remy comes as well.

  • 8 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Come on… does anyone here really think JFK has an ounce of talent in Fifa?

    No chance of us getting Remy.

  • 9 kevymartins // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    We should have 4 strikers at the club Shola doesn’t count so lets sign both Remy and Gomis….,, Cisse, Gouffran,Remy, Gomis.. and if things get real ugl then Shola

  • 10 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Lads, how reliable is

  • 11 lukes26 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    hope this is true! I’m readying my chisel to be build a marble statue to our saviour, joe kinnear,

    we tortured and crucified him, unawares he was our messiah.

    all hail joe and his gold encrusted rolodex

  • 12 toon22 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Shola needs selling

  • 13 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    and how reliable is this statement: “3 medicals @ Benton today”?

  • 14 Goodfella // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Charlie in the gallowgate.

    What time is that on like?

  • 15 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Starts now 5-30 to 7-00pm

  • 16 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Does anyone know how reliable LeSport is? We might have a very tasty forward line come the start of the season with Gomis, Cisse and Remy with the likes of HBA and Cabaye and Sissoko in Midfield. Not to mention Tiote and Anita and also Marveaux who is under used. These two potential signings will make the team a lot stronger. Fingers crossed.

  • 17 ArtyH // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Great news if true.

  • 18 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Toon1978, who cares about the reliability? I care about seeing the players putting on the black and white shirt only. =D

  • 19 corkypants85 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Jfk must only work bloody fridays the idiot!

  • 20 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    pawl/ bpc — ref Mbiwa – I agree that he is a good player -but I still think we need that tall CB in defence -who can also pose a threat from corners – as at present the likes of Saylor and Colo are useless upfield and regardless of what has been preached from the club for me the fact that Colo contemplated going back to South America casts a doubt as to his reliabilty in the medium term.

  • 21 Spoof // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    who are the 3 medicals for ?

  • 22 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    gomis remi and kinnear

  • 23 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I don’t know. I saw that in the last post. I kept asking people about this but no one could confirm anything.

  • 24 Twatter // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Just be careful about reading too much into this one. No other sources saying the same yet, and we all know just how slippery Loic Remy has been before.

  • 25 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    hear say smoke and mirrors

  • 26 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM


    HullMag6 // Aug 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Is someone near benton? Rumoured 3 medicals, who slipped under the radar?

    As for Carr – Douglas was on a list – near the bottom he only came to the fore because deadly dekka spotted a bargain instead or quality. Lallana shows he’s human, time will tell on his recommendations.

  • 27 Spoof // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    do I assume that Kinnear is our back-up keeper, centre half, right back, right winger and left winger, so thats why we have been so quite in the transfer window, we only 6 players when he have Joe playing the other 5 by himself lol

  • 28 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    JT, I suspect it’s Gomis, JFK and MA

  • 29 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    player manager to boot

  • 30 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Spoof, JFK’s the cheerleader! You should have known about it.

    “More than 2M? F**king no way! Hip-hip-hooray!”

  • 31 Pokat // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    I think there is plenty of time for this to go down the pipe yet.

  • 32 Spoof // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Arizona, hopefully JFK and Ashley will fail so they can then bugger off elsewhere.

  • 33 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM
    there you go total sport

  • 34 JaxtheMag // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    harry the twitch didn’t look very happy at the prospect of loosing remy. enjoy the championship harry.

  • 35 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Man, the transfer news is so disturbing.

  • 36 Goodfella // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Cheers Charlie.
    And John Tudor or link.

  • 37 Goodfella // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM


  • 38 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato (18)

    Ok mate, my apologies lol.

  • 39 viv // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    And there’s still more to join NUFC.

  • 40 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    I decide to switch the order of my name. Being called Arizona is kinda funny.

    Anyway, this year is kinda upbeating when we don’t need to play for Europa.

  • 41 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Toon1978, LOL no we all hope to get some good news aye? Howay the lads!

  • 42 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Talk Sport saying Gomis deal is dead…..surely he is wrong lol.

  • 43 dubzy // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    fort cisse was bad..plz we dnt need another 1 who dnt no the offside rule

    Bafétimbi Gomis: Only A.Di Natale (70) was caught offside more times in Europe’s top 5 leagues last season than Gomis (62)”

  • 44 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Talk Sport behind the recent updates hopefully :)

  • 45 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 5:56 PM

  • 46 Thump // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    All three medicals are for Joe Kinnear.

  • 47 Toon1978 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Total lost here. Talk Sport John Anderson talking about the Gomis deal and saying the money is still on the table. Obviously he has not seen SSN within the last few hours!

  • 48 HullMag6 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    I spotted another earlier post citing the twattersphere but could be mischief could be not. Like others – looking for an answer to our woes.

  • 49 John Tudor // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    he just saying he will believe it when its done

  • 50 Bearsize // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Shola is poo

  • 51 89Norcal // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Hopefully we have an outdated version of fifa on hand

  • 52 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    @Thump, that sounds about right. His heart, his mind and his tongue.

    @Toon1978, I kinda learn my lesson…. although I am still fond of reading the news, I would say those may just be rubbish for selling papers. Even you got a guy talking about stuff like John Anderson, no one can guarantee that a player is signed until he shows up in black and white. Good examples are Santon, Marveaux, Gouffran, Sissoko, Haidara, etc. No rumors, and they are captured. Bad example is Remy. QPR came in the last minute and stole the deal.

  • 53 JAMSHA // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    3rd player a young lad

  • 54 the holy grail // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Just found out we have gave up the chance to sign diego lugano on a free transfer, we looked right into it but didnt go for it. Also 3 championship clubs including boro want gosling but he doesnt want to drop down to championship

  • 55 lesh // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM


    Why go to the expense of three medicals on Kinnear?

    All that’s needed is a test meter across his temples and if it shows even the slightest movement then he’s as fit as he’ll ever be!

  • 56 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    JAMSHA, then the 2nd player is….? You are one day late. LOL

  • 57 HullMag6 // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    I place hope in plausible rumours and only relax when theyre either wearing or holding the hallowed black & white.

    It wouldve been good to have Torq around now.

    Time will tell…..

  • 58 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    HullMag6, rumors are rumors only. relax!

  • 59 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

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

  • 60 JAMSHA // Aug 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    2nd guess zoet/remy…. jst a guess :-D

  • 61 davis_toons // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    What if this guy if guilty of rape? Gang Rape!
    A good club would not want to link with such players.

  • 62 keeganjr // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM hmmmm

  • 63 moonraker // Aug 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    reading between the lines…… I think MA has told JFK to get his finger out of his arse and get someone signed as it was beginning to reflect on MA’s ambition.

    However you couldn’t really accredit Gomis and Remy to JFK as they have been on Graeme Carr’s list for 2 or 3 years at least. Ma must have ok’d the deals anyway; lets hope Joke keeps a low profile or he could still f*** it up.

    Great news though, cos we have now some very good players!

    Optimistic now; Gomis looks powerful :-)

  • 64 sa80teur // Aug 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Well done to Joe Kinnear for getting ever closer to stealing credit for signing players that had been scouted before he even joined.

    Great appointment. Really reflects well on the club.

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