Things Different – But Striker To Leave Newcastle In Summer

26-year-old Loic Remy has scored seven Premier League goals this season,  and both Newcastle and Remy will have been on display over the last two weekends, with Newcastle scoring major wins over Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur,  and the French striker having scored in each of those two wins.

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Loic Remy – after scoring the winner on Saturday

Loic has shown both his talent and pace, and he will be attracting top clubs next summer, when his loan spell at Newcastle will end, and he will need to make a decision as to which club he joins.

We have pointed out a few times that sometimes staying at a side where you will be a starter is better than going to a top club where you may not play all that often, and a stark reminder of that is the case of Demba Ba, who is down the pecking order of strikers at Chelsea and could leave the club in January.

And there is news that Chelsea may be interested in taking Remy next summer, although other London clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham could also become interested.

And if Borussia Dortmund finally lose their top striker Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, as seems likely, then Loic Remy could end up at Dortmund, which is another top European club.

Remy rejected Newcastle in January, when he shockingly signed for QPR at the last moment for more money, but Loic is being a lot more careful about things at Newcastle this season.

He has never said he will join Newcastle in January or the summer, but that he and his advisors will make the decision next July, as to which club he will join.

In fact he’s not only been a top players for us but a top man as well, and in his  interviews he always  praises the club and the fans, and seems to like things at Newcastle.

With many bigger and more ambitious clubs than Newcastle interested in signing the player, there is only a small chance that he will sign permanently  for the Tyneside club.

But since we have him for the season, we far better enjoy what he is doing for the team, which is simply monumental.

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5 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Nov 12, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Seriously hope we are on the look out for a couple of forwards then, one who play in multiple roles like Remy and one who can hold the ball up!! A beast. Won’t hold my breath over Remy.

  • Rainrix

    Nov 12, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Lets be honest remy is a stopgap in this team albeit a very good one. Remy being here on loan is just a sign of the penny pinching, we didn’t want to spend full price on a striker so remy was brought in on the cheap. I doubt we have anything in place like a pay x amount and he’s yours clause.

    Even if by some miracle we did cough up the money i doubt he’d sign anyway. He’s a proven top class goalscorer now, the vultures will be circling in the summer and he’s already shown once he’d reject us for money.

  • wynsleap

    Nov 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Got a feeling that we’ll be looking for TWO top forwards next season as I can’t see Cisse being here either.
    And that’s going to take BIG money to replace those two.
    Will our wonderful owner pay big money for two top strikers in the summer?
    If you say yes – the men in white coats will be along shortly.

  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Now then in Remy’s shoes and offers were to come in from say Arsenal, Chelsea, Citeh, Borussia Dortmund or some other top CL club and Newcastle United they would trigger some questions in his mind.

    Would he like to win things or stand a very good chance of doing so, or would he prefer to sign for a club that’s showing little or no ambition to do anything more than avoid relegation from the EPL?

    Let’s hope Kinnear’s not gonna waste any time trying to sign up a permanent striker coz we’re no match for the attractions of Champions League success.

  • bassongs_of_praise

    Nov 12, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Do we really need an article every couple of days from here there and everywhere speculating on something which is clearly out of everyones control for the time being?

    The player has made it pretty clear he is keeping his options open until the summer, I would guess that QPR are probably more than happy to do the same especially given his current form and I would guess whilst we still don’t know the outcome of his criminal proceedings NUFC are not too fussed about making any commitments to a player that could end up in jail.

    Yes the fact he is doing well probably means that its going to be harder to get him here permanently in the summer but that’s the risk with getting loan players and especially getting in loan players with a reputation for being a bit of a mercenary.

    Think we just need to enjoy him whilst he is here and hope we can convince him to stay come the summer. What will be will be – constantly speculating about what every goal or performance means when the transfer window is closed and nothing can be done is just a waste of time.


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