Magpies May Not Be Able To Sign Striker In January

It’s hardly new news, but the Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle will attempt to sign top striker Loic Remy in January, before his season long loan deal is up, and one reason for that is to try to keep other clubs from signing him in the summer.

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Loic Remy – will he join Newcastle

Newcastle are paying a £2M loan fee for the player, but that will all go towards his fee of £8M, so he would now cost Newcastle just another £6M in January, and that would be a real bargain.

The news is that Newcastle will also try to bring in another striker in January, although we think the defense is still the big weakness in the team.

There’s a good possibility that Remy and his advisors will not sign in January, but wait until the summer when other clubs could come in for him, and other clubs, like Tottenham as one example, could even come in for him in January, and maybe Arsenal too, who are said to want to sign a striker in a couple  of months..

As we reported yesterday, Remy could for the second time move to another club, rather than join Newcastle, which is what he did last  January when he joined QPR.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • zoodin88

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Remy is being judged based on one poor decision earlier — when he had a chance to join us but chose moneybags instead. So therefore, we have this doubt in our mind about his commitment to the cause.

    Until i’m proving wrong, i’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now. He has played for us, and scored for us, and being in the dressing room with all his French mates + getting a call up back to the French squad. He is doing well, and should be happy.

  • Sav

    Oct 15, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #2

    I think the club will not look to sign him while the court case is pending. He can’t admit that, so he is being vague about his future. If that is not the case, while doubtless he’d dream of a hot streak through the world cup and a mega transfer, Newcastle have only to play him infrequently to dent his world cup hopes, should it come to that. He can always agree a fat release clause to sign for Madrid or Bayern and he’s sorted and so are Newcastle.

  • Rooster

    Oct 15, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #3

    It really does all boil down to MA, ok AP puts the team out and it its his job To prepare the team for games, but nothing gets the thumbs up financially unless MA says so, and AP saying that MA dosnt get the football business and regualary gets worked up and annoyed by that fact even pulling the plug on deals if hes had a crappy day, it shows how impulsive the fella is, we arnt a firesale we are a club with supporters with genuine feelings about it, its hard to grasp how we can become a regular top six club, no more personel money will be made available according to AP, so it is money generated by the club that we have to rely on, and we may continue to make profits but MA will continue to take money back from his loan, one step forward and one back, MA will go if someone out there comes in to buy our great club, until then, with the way MA operates, and the impulsivness of the man i feel it cant be anything else but ups n downs! Enjoy the ride if you can!!!! Fewwwww.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 15, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #4

    The problem with Remy is that he. still cannot admit that he chose QPR over Newcastle because of money!

    …if he caanot even be truthful with himself how can he be with us?

    I agree with the point of view that with his court case pending Newcastle won’t be in a hurry either to make a move. It might be to our advantages that. the WC is coming up – he has to play to make the final cut and we have the the power not to play him 😉


    Oct 15, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #5

    too many adds,on this blog… mobo market

  • scout

    Oct 15, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Poor decision earlier??? Yeah, terrible double your wages at qpr.

  • bills-son

    Oct 15, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew says we have an option to sign Remy but its ‘complicated’.

    That means nothing is certain and if Remy is still firing in January I reckon he’ll keep his options open. He’s gone for money once – just like 99% of players and he’ll do it again especially if a Champs Lge club are interested.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #8

    That’s football mate, although I think CL would appeal over wages in a WC, for example say spurs, they have a wage cup similar but slightly higher than ours (about 70kish I think) the clubs that could match his wages at QPR I think will have there eyes on bigger targets

    The question for me will be if we offer him say 60k then why the hell couldn’t we of done the same with demba?

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #9

    @8 maybe we were going to meet dembas wage demands but then assleys budgie died that day haha

  • jazzyp

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Morning lads
    Personally dont see where the money is gonna come from, even at the bargain price of £6 mill. Percy has already admitted that fat boy slim aint going to be putting any of his own money into the club. And unless we sell there is no money in the kitty !!

  • banjax

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #11

    This is one reason why those running the club need to sell up and go. The Toon has missed out on some great players because they would not stump up the cash. Saying that, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if we didn’t sign Remy because we are all used to the Penny – Pinching lack of ambition at NUFC. If MA is such an astute businessman how is it he doesn’t understand that his lack of investment equals lack of success – just ask Man U and Chelsea. Newcastle used to be a club where managers and players wanted to come unlike now where our club image has been so tarnished that we are used as a glorified feeder club for the mercenaries like Cabaye to get a better payday. You have a lot to answer for Mr Ashley !

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Lol he asked kinnear to find a replacement but was furious when he turned up with a pigeon spray painted!

    True mate, didn’t sound the money was there for transfers 🙁

    For me, if Ashley doesn’t want to put money in the kitty as suggested, then this is when he now needs to step up
    We have no Managing Director, so it’s up to Ashley now to source alternative funding through various sponsorships, wonga seemingly tbh is a very poor bit of business in terms of the money bought in through there sponsorship considering they sponsor the kit and stadium

    That’s where levy has been smart at spurs with the different kit sponsor for cup competitions
    Then there’s the training kits and Benton, could he be looking for sponsorship for that?

    There’s also a lot of dead wood in the squad that imo if they aren’t going to be used then they should be moved on ie obertan gosling fergie tavernier, even possibly Marv as he seemingly can’t break into the squad for whatever reason and I’d imagine he’s on a fairly decent wage

  • Harley

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #13

    I just can’t see where he would fit in to any of the top 6 teams. Maybe arsenal or Tottenham but arsenal want bigger fish to fry and Tottenham have just splashed £100million on a new attack.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Wouldn’t rule spuds out tbf, they’ve tracked him for a long time and with Defoe and adeybayor wanting out they could well be looking for a CF

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Why are people getting so sour over the fact that Remy chose QPR, and why on earth should he come out and make public admissions that financial reasons were behind his choice, he is a footballer, not our family arranged bride to be.

    Remy is from France, why would he pay out of his own pocket to play for Newcastle? – the earnings he would have lost by choosing Newcastle, would, in essence, contribute towards Remy paying to play for Newcastle. Anybody that has a problem with that, is beyond reason; would you expect Steven Taylor to play for Marseille if Sochaux offered him 20k a week more?

    Remy had no loyalties prior to signing for Newcastle; although now that he has played at the club, we would be within our rights to feel aggrieved, if he left us for another club offering similar full-time terms.

    Why are we willing to pay his wages now, when we would not match QPR’s offer when we were battling for his signature? we could have already had this deal done.

    We are not going to sign good players on a promise, good players will have other clubs chasing them, you either get involved or back off. Are we (some of us) going to chastise every player that does not come to Newcastle – because we expect them to play for less money?

  • Jinky Jim

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Frank Leboeuf,Newcastle’s new manager


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