It’s Not Clear Remy Will Want To Sign For Newcastle


In January Alan Pardew had dinner with Loic Remy, when he told Loic how he would fit into the side, and how the side would play, and they shook hands at the end of that dinner, and Alan Pardew thought Newcastle  had a top striker signed up.

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Loic Remy – scoring first goal for Newcastle on Saturday

But at the last moment Loic decided to join QPR instead, who were then bottom of the league and finished bottom of the league.

But in an interview with the Mirror today Loic has said he regrets nothing about what happened in January:

“I regret nothing – I decided to join QPR in January, but it was my choice to join Newcastle after QPR went down.”

“I was happy to see Newcastle come back in for me, so now it is down to me to do my best for the club because they wanted to sign me twice.”

“The manager is very close to me. He speaks to me a lot when he feels I am not concentrating in training and I feel I can progress a lot working with him.”

“I am really enjoying it at Newcastle, but what happens next I don’t know. For the moment the question of staying beyond my loan period is not in my head – it is a good question, but we have time to decide.”

“Of course it has helped me very much, in terms of adaptation, that we have so many French players in the team.”

“I am learning to speak English, but I know a lot of these players because we are in the French national team together and we have a good feeling.”

Remy of course is still a QPR player so he can hardly come out and say something like  “It was a huge mistake to sign for QPR in January, and now I plan to sign for Newcastle as soon as possible.”

But Remy has been great so far for Newcastle, scoring 5 goals in the last four appearances.

And it’s not clear whether he wants to sign permanently for Newcastle in January or in the summer, and he may want to wait until he sees whether a bigger club like Arsenal or Tottenham – as just two examples – will come in for him.

His fee is only £8M in total, so maybe even Chelsea would be interested in the player, as they were last January for Demba Ba, who cost only £7M

Of course it would be great if he would sign for Newcastle, but at this point that is not a certainty, and he could join a club who can offer him European Champions League football.

Certainly clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea have much greater ambition in football than Newcastle do these days – that’s hard to deny.

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5 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 7, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #1

    I would hope we have a first buy option in his contract for the 8 mill they wanted. If he scores 20 goals which it looks like he will someone else will certainly be coming in for him.

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  • 89Norcal

    Oct 7, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #2

    I said from game 1 he would likely be using us as a stepping stone. Not necessarily out of ill will but just because he has lofty ambitions.

    Not really expecting him to stay past his loan.

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  • Andres InYaNestEh

    Oct 7, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #3

    If he is successful for us this season I think it is very unlikely he will be here next season. Doubt there is any sort of loan to buy/ first option clause in the deal with qpr

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  • Blofal

    Oct 7, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #4

    We cant hold onto players like Remy. If there is a first option for Newcastle to buy it is almost certainly void if QPR are promoted.

    He wont be here next season. I can only hope Sammy works some magic and is half as good.

    In January we will likey resign Ba to replace Cisse.. and I wouldnt be surprised if Ba has the same form issues given his lack of game time at Chelsea. Cisse will then be benched and probably sold at the seasons end unless he has a miraculous return to form.

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  • toonluvva

    Oct 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #5

    The only way that Remy will sign for us is if no-one else wants him.

    If he has a half decent loan period with us, there will a long list of clubs ready to pay QPR more than £8m for him. He might even decide to return to QPR if they are promoted back to the PL.

    For as long as MA uses us purely to advertise SportsDirect and not to try and compete beyond mid table at best, all we will get through the doors will be mercenaries only interested in a wage packet.

    That is a really poor business model in my opinion, but it seems to be the way the man operates.

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