Steve Harper was pictured yesterday as he handed over a check for £327.833 to three local charities, with the funds coming from his immensely successful testimonial game a few weeks back, which had an attendance at St. Jame’s Park of over 51,000 and some of our great players from the past turned out to play in that game.
It was a night to remember.
Steve Harper – pictured yesterday with big check
Steve played for 20 years at Newcastle, and he was a class act, and the top players who turned up for the testimonial just shows how well respected Steve is in the game of football.
And whatever he does after he hangs up his gloves, his success is almost guaranteed because of his strong character, and hopefully he will be back at Newcastle United in some capacity.
Steve today has told Newcastle to sign up Loic Remy as soon as possible – and he had this to say in the local papers:
“I’ve been very impressed by Remy – sign him up immediately, that would be my message.” “Hopefully, when you go into a loan agreement there would have been a fee agreed, which you can usually trigger at any time.”
“That would certainly give all of the supporters a lift, to see Remy signed up sooner rather than later.”
We’re sure that is what Newcastle want to do, but there are a couple of considerations before signing Remy permanently.
One is that he is due to appear before magistrates on a rape charge late next month, and Newcastle will need to see how that trial goes, and if Loic is cleared, that could be the time to sign him up.
Loic Remy – could be in big demand
The other consideration is that Remy has talked recently about not wanting to decide his future until next summer, when he will have more options, and the rumor is that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the player, and maybe some other top clubs too.
And if Remy continues to score goals like he has this season for Newcastle, the club will be even more keen to sign him, but on the other hand Loic may be less keen to sign, and more determined to wait until the summer, when some big clubs will be after him.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but signing Remy in January would give Newcastle fans a welcome boost.
This lad looks like he can be an excellent player for us.
What do you think?
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