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Newcastle Still Hope To Sign Loic Remy On Permanent Deal

8:44 am, Monday, January 20th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Alan Pardew and the Newcastle squad are in Abu Dhabi for a few days of warm weather training, and they will return later this week, and our next game will be at Norwich City a week tomorrow, where with some luck we could get our second league win on the trot.

loic remy scores 3-1

Loic Remy scoring at West Ham on Saturday

Yohan Cabaye had an excellent game on Saturday, and took two chances to score two great goals, and that’s seven goals for the season so far, and his French International team-mate Loic Remy also scored, to bring his haul for the season to eleven, which is impressive.

Loic Remy is on loan for the season from QPR, but Alan Pardew has again talked about wanting to keep the striker at Newcastle permanently,  once the summer rolls around.

This is what Alan said today:

“The plan was always that he would be on loan for the year. For us we would like to do it permanently,  but there is a long way until that happens.”

“The player and his agents need to make sure that it is right for the player and we honor that. We have no problem.” “Obviously We are talking to him all the time. He played well.”

“I can’t complain he has been very professional around us with everything that he has done. Obviously he has been scoring goals.”

The situation with Remy is confusing, because we don’t know if a transfer fee was agreed as part of the loan deal.

And certainly when he cane in last August, the news reports were that £8M was the fee to get him permanently in the summer, but QPR manager Harry Redknapp has muddied the waters since then, and recently said his transfer fee has doubled because of his excellent form on Tyneside.

If Newcastle are going to be a great side again, it will be important to keep both Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle this summer, and sign them to long term deals.

But Remy has already said he misses the Champions League, which he participated in every season while at Marseilles, and Newcastle don’t seem to have the ambition to get back into the top league in Europe again.

We hope we’re wrong, we really do, but we cannot see Yohan Cabaye or Loic Remy at Newcastle come September, unless Newcastle sign some big players this month and early in the summer.

What do you think?

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben3arfa // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Pardew you liar, just keep your gob shut will ya .

  • 2 yorkymag // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Ed
    The situation is confusing because he is on bail for a very serious crime
    Which if the police progress will finish his career at the top level guilty or innocent
    The start of feb is the critical issue and the met police/cps hold all the cards

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    achtoon // Jan 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    a quote from today’s papers ‘at times their imagination was sublime, their accuracy a thing of wonder’ and ‘they played their football in beguiling triangles; flitting into telling space working the ball reducing the opposition to a bewildered scamper’ yes this was about Newcastle and our ‘average’ manager. if some one had said 4 years ago that the papers were writing this kind of stuff about us you would be saying Yes please, i’ll have that manager. Fat sams only game plan was A.Carroll who misses a sitter and gave away the free kick for our third. Love it.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    This is where Catchy and I part company as that description of triangles etc is what I’ve been crying out, ie passing football with the technical players we have and playing Cabaye in a free role.

    I would never in a million years want dark age, negative hoofball Allardyce ahead of Pardew

    I do recognise improvement when it happens and if we could now just add some consistency.. . . . . . . . !

  • 4 martoon // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Ben3arfa – why is Pardew a liar? He said he is on loan for a year and he would like to get him permanently but a deal still has to be done with his agents. Seems quite an honest answer to me!

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    I think it will be difficult to get another player as good as cabaye, he has shown this year he is such a classy player and is adding a lot of goals now he is playing advanced, such a talent.

    We won’t see a player that good in midfield here for a long time I don’t think, I’m just happy to enjoy his play while we can.

    He has ambitions of titles and trophies so nothing we could do would have helped us hold onto him I don’t think.

  • 6 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    RonVanDam, I noticed Cabaye’s underwhelming ‘celebration’ at scoring as well.

    We know the lad doesn’t want to be here, it’s only a matter of time before he goes.

  • 7 martoon // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Rotonda @3 – According to Catchy he would rather have Big Sam as manager than Pardew – words fail me.

  • 8 Markaccus // Jan 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    I worry about he Norwich game.
    They are barely outside the dogfight even after the win, and they have an ex nufc manager (hardly ever goes well for us)
    We could play the best football you have ever seen and probavly stillget beat.

  • 9 Markaccus // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Morning martoon

    Did you finnish all the DIY

  • 10 banjax // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    This is the depressing part of supporting NUFC. We have players that are gifted and not just Cabaye, and we are prepared to sell them. So what we get are players who come to play for us who know they are here for the big pay day move to a Champions League club, and we all start again with the next Carroll, Cabaye and Ba. Look how Liverpool hung on to Suarez, look how Man U held on to Rooney. As long as Mike Ashley is owner, we will be a selling club lining Ashley’s pockets and buying cheap and selling large, but going nowhere!

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    As Jail rightly mention in a couple of articles ago, if we showed the lad ambition by maximising additional quality after we came 5th he may be more inclined to stay.

    He has that ambition of Europe, which the club have stated they don’t, so why should he let our lack of drive hold him back?

    I have no problem with him wanting to go to a more ambitious club that play attractive football. That’s what it is all about.

  • 12 breno95 // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    @ Yorkymag
    how do work out if Remy is formally charged (at the moment he is on bail while the Police continue their investigation) and the CPS deem the case strong enough to go to court and he is found not guilty his top level playing days are over? Surely if Remy is cleared he will continue his career with a top club – hopefully us.
    As for the PSG link to Cabaye anybody know of any players we could take from them as part of any possible deal. As for fee IMO I would want no less than £25million in this crazy world that is football.

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    remember man utd sold ronaldo and they were winning the league and competing in champions league finals at the time

    when a player wants to go, especially when a foreign player wants to return to home country, it’s very difficult to keep them as it’s not just a better team they want but their own culture/lifestyle back.

    I’m not sure of french football culture but I know spain is very laid back off the pitch. Some games are played up til 10/11pm on nights and a lot of training takes place in afternoons as the culture is to stay later, more family orientated (traditionally anyway).

    A lot of spanish radio stations do football shows around 11pm/12am and players go on these.

    So imagine france is different to england, so not just footballing reasons to go but also he’ll want to go back to what he knows.

  • 14 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Martoon, but Catchy didn’t say he wanted either actually at the club. There is a difference, so it isn’t that sensational.

    I can’t stand Pardew more than any other manager we’ve had, but that is my opinion and mainly down to ashley thinking that it’s OK to hire a sacked lower league manager as well as the others being fired without a long run.

    This guy and his less than esteemed owner are unfortunately going nowhere.

  • 15 yorkymag // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Breno
    The situation is a mess but if the police go forward the trial will be well into the summer maybe winter
    No one will sign remy then in the summer, that is at least 6 months without a club ,and the reporting will be damaging to reputation which ever way it goes.
    I just think that that is very hard to come back from at the top level
    I hope there is no case to answer and he is a newcastle player soon!but I don’t think the situation is as simple as Ed describes that’s my point really

  • 16 RonVanDam // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Laurent Robert 32

    Its a shame bcos he’sbeen playing out of his skin lately, much better then his first season and 10x more then last. I wish MA would show a little bit more ambition and signs atleast 3 top players to make our push for top 4, maybe this could change cabayes mind and opts to stay with us beyond next season and extends his contract.

    The problem is the club has a slow progressing limited ambition which may come right in 3-5 season, unfortunately time isnt on Cabayes side. It will be a shame to see him go unless we made him a offer he cannot refuse

  • 17 ToonMatt // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    I think Cabaye and Remy would have wanted to both stay here if the club had proved everyone wrong and showed some ambition in this transfer window sadly they didn’t and it proved Mike Ashley will never take this club forward or make it successful.

  • 18 jazzyp // Jan 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Ts
    May i ask why we wont sign another quality midfielder in a long time,when its quite possible. We have a chance on cabella

  • 19 laurits90 // Jan 20, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    OMG
    Why do the majority on here believe that we are a selling club?

    -because we sold AC without replacing him 3 years ago.

    In these 3 years, which other ‘gems’ have been sold? NONE –

    Why we wouldn’t we sell Cabaye for £25 mill, (and buy the rest of our CL-team in the summer) is beyond me…

    The fact that we have Carr in our staff is the argument.

    Please stop saying we are a selling club! we’ve sold backups apart from AC the last 3 years.




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