Alan Pardew has been singing the praises of he 27-year-old on-loan striker Loic Remy today, and certainly Loic looked in good form in our last game at Upton Park, when he scored a good opportunist goal and went close a couple of other times.
Loic Remy – scoring at West Ham
The squad has just returned back home after four days in Abu Dhabi for a mid-winter break, and our next game is at Norwich City on Tuesday night, where hopefully we can get another three points.
Here’s what Alan Pardew had to say about Loic:
“Loic was looking more of a threat.” “He had three or four great chances, which he created for himself.” “He played well, and that bodes well going forward.”
The big question with Remy is can Newcastle sign him permanently in the summer, but it seems the odds of that happening are slim.
Shola Ameobi’s contract runs out at the end of June, and we’d be very surprised if that gets renewed, and when you look at the news recently on the transfer front, it seems that Newcastle are willing to let Papiss Cisse leave the club, either this month – which we think would be a huge mistake – or in the summer.
So there’s a good chance that our top three strikers – Loic Remy, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi will not be at Newcastle come September.
That’s why we probably should be bringing in another striker other than Luuk de Jong on loan this month.
And whatever happened to Bafe Gomis, unless Newcastle are looking to sign him as a free agent in the summer.
What do you think?
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