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Remy Rejects Newcastle Offer – That Should Be No Surprise

1:38 pm, Sunday, January 26th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

The Sun on Sunday is reporting that Loic Remy has turned down the chance to join Newcastle United on a permanent basis in Jnauary, but that shouldn’t be too surprising to Newcastle fans, as Loic has said a number of times he wants to keep his options open, and will decide which club to join in the summer.

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Loic Remy – spurns offer to sign for Newcastle

Loic Remy is on loan for the season from QPR,  and he has already scored 11 goals for Newcastle in the Premier League in just 21 appearances, but it’s expected there will be bigger clubs than Newcastle wanting to sign him in the summer.

And Loic has said he misses the Champions League, and to be fair,  a player of Loic’s ability should be playing in the top European League every season, and he will not get that at Newcastle – well not any time soon anyway.

The Sun is reporting the transfer fee agreed with QPR was around £10M, and Newcastle were willing to pay that amount in January, but the player does not want to sign for us.

It seems likely that Loic will sign for a club that  will give him Champions League football every season, and there should be a number of top clubs only too willing to sign Loic.

Newcastle will not be able to keep top players like Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye until the leaders at the club get more ambitious, and at the very least target a Champions League position – as the club’s major goal.

That’s different from what the club is saying today – that Newcastle want to finish in the upper half of the Premier League as a minimum requirement – that seems awfully safe to us.

But fortune favors the brave,  and unless and until Newcastle become far more ambitious and at least go all out for a top four place in the Premier League, then players like Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye will want to leave, and we’ll not be able to hold onto them.

Unfortunately that’s the way things are at the moment at Newcastle United – it’s not being negative – it’s simply telling the truth – albeit a sad truth.

Newcastle were a top four club when Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson were managing the club, and we can do it again, if only the leaders believed we can still do it.

What do you think?

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Tags: Contracts · European Champions League · European Competition · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    send him back

  • 2 Alems1983 // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Spend some f#@#@#g money Ashley

  • 3 bri h // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Watching the Lyon game and i have to say Gomis looks a good honest hard working front man who tracks back and links up well in midfield and oh by the way he`s scored aswell.

  • 4 Alems1983 // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    If we sign De Jong and cabella that’s a sign of ambition but will have to followed up in the summer with more signings! We’ll need a mean nasty no nonsense centre back!

  • 5 Alems1983 // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Someone like a keown

  • 6 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    bollance- Sorry I bowed out earlier because of the tight finish in the cricket.
    The kids/academy /under21?s:
    The Europa was the acid test for the declared aim for self sufficiency within 5 years. The additional games together with a horrendous number of injuries gave those aspiring to increase their profile a real opportunity. Regrettably the kids were largely found wanting!

    Consequently, Ashley had little option but to enter the transfer market in a meaningful way. I can only think of Dummett and fleetingly Bigirimana who really made tangible progress. Although it did confirm that Elliot is a good reserve keeper. Ferguson and Sami A have found their level below that of the PL. Gosling this season at Blackpool was in a rich vein of form in the Championship.

    I personally feel we tend to big up the Geordie talent. Classic example is Saylor – there are still fans questioning why he isn’t an automatic on the team sheet. Armstrong does look a real prospect as he has pace and good technique.

  • 7 Jan Stavik // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Let him go then, no need to pay over the top. There are good players out the who would die to be offered the chance to play in front of 52k every week – those are the ones we should be getting.

    I love the bargain business Toon are following these days – unless we get a Arab owner we should never pay 100k a week to any player. Okay, if Cronaldo or Messi want to join… But that’s it ;)

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Jan Stavik,
    At least you enjoy mid table mediocrity, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea.

  • 9 laurits90 // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    repost

    what abut this line-up up?

    remy-cisse
    a.campbell —- cabaye ——–ben arfa
    tiote
    santon – williamson – mbiwa – debuchy
    krul

    The wings can run into the middle, while we could have santon and debu do the crosses.

    I don’t say this is a gameplan for every match, but maybe against the lower-half-sides.

    And its about time we let Campbell get a run at it IMO.
    He’s such a great talent, and we play Cisse or Ameobi instead – so frustrating…

  • 10 laurits90 // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    alternatively we could ditch cisse up front, and play anita alongside tiote

  • 11 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Jan- I agree I’ll take the positives. Reading Ed earlier this morning I like the sound of Clement Grenier coming to the toon. Particularly as Carr has a season ticket to watch him.
    HWTL.

  • 12 OhSholaAmeobi // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    What do i think?

    I think people shouldn’t believe everything they read. Especially when it comes from a tabloid newspaper.
    Scrap that, don’t believe anything you read from them.

  • 13 rivettCatcher // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    I think Ashley is understandably disliked but he’s very important to NUFC moving fwd.

    3 years ago we had 6-8 good players & a lot of luck. Last yr we had a 1st team, no luck & a lot of games & injuries. This year we have a first team & 1/2 a good bench & a decent fitness coach. Next year we’ll have a good team & a good bench & start building one of the best football training & medical facilities in Europe.

    4-5 years ago we were the English Rangers waiting to happen. In 5 more years under Ashley I think we will start doing some serious things. I love Robson, adore Keagen & am NUFC mad – but we’ve not won anything in my lifetime, even during their emotional times with the club.

    Until we challenge seriously, and it will take a few more years of good Ashley management before that happens, players like Cabaye & Remy will only help us to where we are going. Can’t blame someone for what’s doing best for them.

    I won’t knock Ashley for doing the right thing for NUFC long term. Although I really wish he’d not make some of the ones he does… but he’s learning & will get it right in the end (fingers crossed!).

  • 14 Goodfella // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    I think he`ll go to Arsenal in the summer thats why wengar isnt spending money on a striker and is currently being linked with loaning one till end of season. (well thats what i think) :)

  • 15 bills-son // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    JFK says no player will leave in January and now we hear that PSG are in negotiations for Cabaye.

    Talk about making a rod for your own back.

  • 16 rivettCatcher // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    *ones = mistakes

  • 17 JP...from The Rock // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Boring! zzzzzzzzzzz

  • 18 Toon1978 // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Remy rejects us, Cisse on his way out and Ameobi at the end of hit tether at NUFC. It seems we are doing absolutely nothing about the situation. I know we can’t keep up with Man Utd but at least they are trying to resolve their situation. We have had months to prepare for the situation with our strikers. We are well stocked in the middle of the park but lack any width. We are ok at the back also. It’s so bloody frustrating because we are only 3-4 players away from a top 6 team.

  • 19 jasper // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    I’d wonder if he ‘s over optimistic as to how the big teams see him.
    He’d got a few goals, many slightly fortunate, few of the class of those we see from the likes of Suarez, Van P or Sturridge for that matter. His lack of team play won’t have gone unnoticed either.
    Not at all sure a C/L team will come calling (unless from a second class league) and at best he would end up bench warming like Ba.
    All who reject NUFC fall under the curse…….deservedly.

  • 20 mag // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    As Remy has probably sussed Pardew out and the clear lack of ambition and know how to win anything who can blame him for heading for exit just like Cabaye given half a chance.

  • 21 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    jasper- And they don’t have a lot of the attributes of Cabaye. For example his range of passing and ability to put his foot in.

  • 22 Ian Toon // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    mag- what like the other frenchies have!- Lol

  • 23 lesh // Jan 26, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Finish in the upper half of the Premier League as a minimum?

    Flicking marvellous, just marvellous!

  • 24 BeeGuy // Jan 26, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    To fill the striker gap, NUFC need to bring back Nile Ranger. We are not enjoying the on and off field antics true NUFC fans love, and Ranger can bring that. NO question he is a superior player, and we cna lament his “wasting his talent” for days on end.
    He is currently scoring goals for Swindon & giving the club massive off field headaches by going AWOL anytime and anyplace .

  • 25 dazza // Jan 26, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Send him back is my first reaction…He wont sign but is happy to play here, start, score, take accolades, love from fans, get a big contract elsewhere.

    Replace him with someone who wants to be here and let him taste the championship, at HIS club.

    Honestly, I am not that impressed with him as a lone striker. If he was a top striker he would have scored against City. Take him as a winger or a second striker but his attitude and defensive discipline is lacking and I would rather persist with Gouffran and Sissoko on the wings with a proper target man like De Jong/Gomis up top.

  • 26 smoke beer, drink tabs // Jan 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I am afraid to say that all Toon fans need to realise that we just are not going to be competing in the Champions League and big players are not going to want to come. You have Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U then Spurs and even Liverpool to an extent, who can hoy the cash around when they need to. Man U have signed Fellaini and Mata for 67m this season! Ozil 40m, Spurs spent 100m, Chelsea can buy who the f?!k they like, and unfortunately thats the way football is these days, money talks!!

  • 27 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Maybe the fiver note which we offered, plus paying for Asda home delivery just couldn’t cut it for the French International.

  • 28 funguswatty // Jan 26, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    he wont be signed by any one with his rape case still hanging over him if i right as he still could go to prison

  • 29 funguswatty // Jan 26, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    would laugh if no one came in for him in the summer and he ends up staying at QPR would serve him right

  • 30 NOVA2967 // Jan 26, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Thank god, don’t rate him more than a second string striker… doesn’t offer much more than goals. Would be good to keep but there are a lot better players out there. Don’t see a champion league team buying him unless its the russian or turkish league.




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