When a player goes out on loan for a season, it is the usual case that a buy clause is inserted into the contract, that allows the club to buy the player at the end of the season for a stated transfer fee.
Loic Remy with Joe Kinnear when he signed in August on loan
And for Loic Remy in the summer, who Newcastle had agreed a fee of £8M with Marseilles in January, before he jumped ship and decided to sign for QPR instead, you would have thought that Newcastle would be even more keen to get that clause inserted into his one year loan contract.
But the Mirror today is reporting that’s not the case, and that QPR have now increased his price by £2M, and he’s now available for £10M.
We’d be very surprised if that’s the case, and it would be a strange move by the London club if this is true.
On the other hand Remy says he knew a career at Newcastle would be great (so why did he choose QPR in January?) and he had this to say in the Mirror:
“I was happy with the choice I made. I believed Newcastle was a great club and it would have offered me a great career, but for personal reasons (money?) I decided to go to QPR.”
“But it was disappointing because we suffered relegation. Now I am really happy to be here at Newcastle.”
The transfer season is upon us again in just over two months so we suppose you would expect news on Remy, who is not expected to sign any long term deal at Newcastle, or for any other club in January, but wait until the summer before deciding on where his future lies.
At that time, if he continues to score goals for Newcastle, there will be bigger clubs than Newcastle after him in the summer.
What do you think?