We suppose it’s not too surprising that there are stories seemingly every day over whether Loic Remy will sign for Newcastle in January, and make the deal permanent and his transfer fee is low at just £8M.
Loic Remy - scoring great first goal at Cardiff
And since Newcastle coughed up £2M for his season long loan deal, it will take just another £6M from Newcastle to make the QPR player a permanent signing on Tyneside.
But we don’t think that will happen in January, and Loic has been interviewed again on the possibility and this is what the 26 year-old said this time:
“For the moment the decision to stay beyond my loan period is not in my head – it is a good question but we have time to decide.”
Tottenham are said to be interested, and we have an inkling that Arsenal could also come after him – maybe in January, and we suppose if Newcastle make a bid in January then other clubs can too – but we’re not sure the exact terms of the loan agreement – because we want him at least for the full season.
We’d love for Remy to sign for us in January, but there are more ambitious clubs in England than Newcastle these days, and at least six clubs (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, LIverpool and Tottenham) who are more ambitious and bigger clubs than Newcastle are right now – and that’s the basis of our concern that he will once again not commit to Newcastle.
Two of those clubs are said to be interested in Remy, and the French striker will know that.
In an attempt to gauge the confidence of Newcastle fans on whether he will sign for us – here’s a poll – and it’s not asking should we sign him – that poll would probably be close to 100% of fans wanting to sign him.
This poll is asking will we be successful in eventually signing him either in January or next summer – will signing him become a reality before next season starts is another way to put it.