There was news a few days ago coming from Sports Direct News, that Newcastle would be willing to do a part exchange for Loic Remy in the summer, with the bait being Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.
Loic Remy scoring yesterday
But unless Papiss Cisse improves his goal-scoring form, then it wouldn’t necessarily be a good deal for QPR, and in any case QPR would need to be back in the Premier League, and there’s still a long way to go in the Championship season of 46 games.
But this kind of news, even if it’s true, doesn’t make much sense, because the problem is not how to pay for Remy, be it either a player exchange deal or a straight cash deal.
The difficulty Newcastle have is to convince Loic Remy that Newcastle is a good forward looking club for him to move to full-time in January, or in the summer.
That could be difficult for Newcastle to accomplish, because there will be some big clubs after Loic next summer, and that’s Newcastle’s problem, since we can no longer offer players the chance to play regularly in Europe.
It will be interesting to know if there is a set price that Newcastle can buy Remy for in his loan contract – once his loan deal is complete – and usually they are included in these types of loan deals.
But it would be better for QPR if Remy turns down Newcastle, because then QPR could ask for a much higher transfer fee than the reported £8M Newcastle could get him for.
But whether it’s a player exchange deal or not – is irrelevant.
What do you think?
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