Top Clubs Line Up For Newcastle Striker

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.

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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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11 comments so far

  • toonicle

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s pretty much guaranteed a starting spot here, don’t know why you’d want to trade that for a spot on Arsenal’s bench. Bring in an Ince type player in January and we could be looking at Europe again next year.


    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Lads can someone point me in the direction of how to get tickets for the away end in old trafford for the game on the 7th. I live in dublin and im not a season ticket holder.

  • Jan Stavik

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Mastermind Kinnear forgot to insert a clause to buy him if the loan was successful? Maybe he can buy Mehdi Abeid or Romain Amalfitano instead then

  • JaxtheMag

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #4

    ed you read some shite.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5


    We know that Ameobi isn’t the fittest player and he often gets taken off after an hour anyway

    My point is that Norwich had several more players who could rest, do light training and recover from niggles since their last game. Cabaye is out best midfielder so tiring in the second half and then having to go off was bound to affect our performance. Colo was just coming back and (correct me if I’m wrong) but Krul, Tiote, Cabaye, Sissoko , Ameobi and Remy were away on international duty right? That’s a big chunk of our attacking players!

    Many big clubs have a fantastic history of getting into the lead and then keeping that lead. Admittedly it’s very annoying when we get into a lead and the opposition claw their way back into it, but it didn’t happen this time, we managed to take off 2 of our best performers and we got the 3 points. It’s a long season…

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Away on international duty in France and Holland for the main part. Hardly tasked by rigours of travel. Ameobi has been in the UK since Sunday as Nigeria played at Craven Cottage.

    Saying that they were fatigued and that is why we were on the back foot later in the game is laughable when only 2 of them actually set foot on a pitch!! Tiote wasn’t away, he wasn’t selected due to suspension.

    Of course teams are going to fight back into the game, but we saw on numerous occasions last season Pardew actually instructing players to drop deeper. That isn’t good play. As I have said, it wasn’t as bad as it has been in the past, and hopefully it is a sign he is adapting, but it is still a major flaw in the manager. Until he proves otherwise it will remain so. Hiding behind an international break is just ludicrous.

    As it happens, Norwich had the same number of players on international duty in their match day 18 as we did, and between their 7 they played more minutes than our 7. So, who should have been fatigued?

  • kt97toonarmy

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #7


    Try only thing i can think of m8

  • banjax

    Nov 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Unless Mike Ashley stumps up the cash, Remy won’t be Toon player next Summer. So forget about it and move on!

  • lesh

    Nov 25, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #9

    It appears that the SD ‘news’ site’s reporting so much manufactured stuff about Newcastle United I can’t work out what on earth Ashley’s playing at.

    Is he going out if his way to stir up discontent that he knows’ll worsen fans’ view if him.

    Ok in the context of this report, there’s nowt much the club can do about it….. after all, Ashley owns both SD and Newcastle United.

    What a state we’re in: an owner who clearly doesn’t give a monkey’s chief about winning anything football and seemingly going out of his way to court controversy.

  • lesh

    Nov 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Correction – : an owner who clearly doesn’t give a monkey’s chuff•

  • ToonMatt

    Nov 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #11

    lesh, he’s nothing but a parasite, he’s like cancer he will not give up until he’s destroyed this club.


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