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 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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