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Magpies Could Sign Two Strikers In January

8:55 am, Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Newcastle tried to sign a striker last summer, when we were unsuccessful in getting top target Bafe Gomis through the door, and usually when that’s been the case – like in the summer of 2011, we’ve followed up in January with a signing, and two years ago next month is when Papiss Cisse arrived on Tyneside from SC Freiburg, after we had failed to get Modibo Maiga from Sochaux, and Maiga is now struggling at West Ham.

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Loic Remy – indicating Newcastle are number one (obviously)

And there’s a decent possibility that now that Bafe Gomis is available for a quarter of the fee Newcastle were willing to pay for him last summer, Newcastle could bring in the Frenchman next month, and as we reported earlier today, that deal could already be in place.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley likes a good deal and to pay only £2M for Gomis, after we were willing to pay around £9M for him a short five months ago, is a good deal in anybody’s language.

And on loan striker Loic Remy has gone off the boil a little recently, and hasn’t scored for a number of games, but is still top scorer on Tyneside with 8 goals, and while not scoring recently, he’s still playing well and working hard for the side.

And that dip in form may even be good news for Newcastle, because it wouldn’t be out of the question that he decides to sign permanently for Newcastle in January, and not wait until the summer before deciding which club to join.

Certainly from what Loic has said he is already settled on Tyneside, and with many Frenchman in the squad and Newcastle flying high in 6th place – the highest we have been in the Premier League at this stage of the season since Sir Bobby Robson managed the cub – it would not be a bad choice at all.

So there’s a chance Newcastle could sign two strikers in January, with one of them being Loic Remy – it’s certainly not beyond the realm of possibility.

What do you think?

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 croftus5678 // Dec 25, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    merry xmas all.

    luuk would be my personal choice on loan followed by fingobasso/tivornian then gomis from the players we have been linked with.

    ofc ince and remy would be awsome though.

  • 2 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Merry Christmas all and all the best for the new year x

  • 3 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    a win tomorrow and Sunday would be the best way to see out the new year

  • 4 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    croftus5678

    we won’t be able to sign Remy until the end of the season with his court case in February but i would love Ince in a black & white shirt though

  • 5 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Here we go with this word “COULD ” ! again?

    If we every game for the rest of the Season and the rest lose?

    WE COULD WIN THE LEAGUE? The reality is a complete different story Ed !

  • 6 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Croftus @ 1:

    I hope we don,t sign Toivonen, all my mates here in Holland will be taking the piss out of me for Months!

  • 7 gazzaforever // Dec 25, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Gomis is horrible, big mistake.

  • 8 croftus5678 // Dec 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    @6 newexpat

    ah kk lol i’ve watched him maybe twice then a few clips on youtube ect and he looked decent but cant say i watch him every game ofc so could be garbage as we all know they onl show the best bits.

  • 9 sweendog // Dec 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Hope they get remy tied up with a clause at the very least .. Excellent striker though .. Him and de jong .. On loan with view to permanent .. Or remy and doumbia .. Even better .

  • 10 sweendog // Dec 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    There’s another guy in Holland that bills son was on about .. Looks a good player

  • 11 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    @10:

    We need to extend our Scouting horizons further than France !

    If more attention were paid to the lower league teams in the rest of Europe their is a rich vein of talented youth players who could be snapped up for next to nowt and developed with us ?

  • 12 Jamie McKellar // Dec 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Lallana, been saying it for years that we should sign him up. DO IT PARDS!




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