There’s some interesting news coming from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct News these days, and the latest report is that Arsenal are interested in Newcastle’s s on-loan striker Loic Remy, who has eight goals already for the Magpies in the Premier League this season.
Loic Remy – I’m number one or Newcastle are number one ?
Which one is it?
The QPR striker, who chose the London club over Newcastle last January – reported to be for the extra wages QPR were willing to offer – is getting some attention from a number of top clubs, and quite honestly the better he does for Newcastle this season – the less chance we will have of singing him in the summer. 🙁
Of course Newcastle want to keep hold of their star striker if at all possible, but if it’s true that Arsenal will come in for him next summer, it’s hard to see how Newcastle can compete with Arsenal, since they have been in the Champions League every single season since Arsene Wenger took over back in 1996.
And with their manager also being French – that could be an added attraction for Remy.
Sports Direct News are reporting that Remy has a £12M release clause is his contract at QPR, but that’s news to us, because what’s been reported is that the release clause was for £8M, which is exactly what QPR paid for him in January.
And that was specifically inserted into his contract in case QPR were relegated from the Premier League , so he could leave the club if they were relegated, because when Remy joined them QPR were rock bottom of the league.
And as it turned out, they remained bottom of the league and were relegated – even though Loic did his best to keep them up – by scoring six goals in just 14 appearances for the struggling side.
But what is certain is that Remy will see his contract out with Newcastle until the summer, but then it’s likely he will have a number of top clubs to choose from – assuming he keeps up his sparkling form for Newcastle.
The unfortunate thing is Newcastle are no longer the drawing power we used to be, when Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson were managing the club in the Premier League.
What do you think?
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