Newcastle Make Move To Sign Top Striker


Newcastle will again try to sign their on-loan striker Loic Remy, who was completely cleared of the rape charge that has been hanging over his head since last May, and the french striker and two other men were cleared yesterday of all the charges.

alan pardew close up half smiling

Alan Pardew – wants Newcastle to sign Loic Remy permanently
But unfortunately there’s little chance of that


Newcastle did the right hing in August by signing Loic on loan, but of course of those rape charges hadn’t been over the lad’s head, Newcastle would have probably signed the striker outright from QPR for £8M, but now there seems title chance of Newcastle being to tie up a top Premier league striker.

That’s even more true now that Newcastle showed their hand last month and sold Yohan Cabaye to PSG – so it seems at least on the outside that money is much more important than performance on the field these days at Newcastle, and yes – that’s so very sad.

The local press is reporting that Newcastle have started preliminary discussions with Loic Remy’s representatives about a permanent move – and it’s worth a try we suppose.

The Chronicle is reporting there are at least seven clubs keen on signing Remy next summer, and we could guess there are a few PL clubs in there – and probably include both north London clubs – Arsenal and Tottenham.

And of QPR are promoted we are sire that owner Tony Fernandes will offer him even bigger wages to stay at the small London club – and Remy took that bait 13 months ago, and we suppose he could do it again.

Alan Pardew wants Newcastle to keep Remy, but our hand in now very weak in trying to attract proven Premier class players – and we think it’s almost certain that the 27 year-old will sign for a top club in the Champions League.

We hope we are wrong on that.

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16 comments so far

  • magicbus

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Good luck with that whoever is negotiating mind you if Joke was still here he may have recommended a young upcoming striker called Ranger.

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  • Phil K

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    He’ll not sign and who can blame him ? I’d prefer to play for Redknapp than Pardew any day. ANYONE not Pardew

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  • Honoured2BNUFC

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Empty words from Newcastle, the guy had made it plain he does not have any intention of joining the club, I just can’t be arsed to listen to all the rubbish excuses and no plan b. Move on from Remy get someone else over the mythical ‘line.’

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  • Slank

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    My guess is that Remy will not make a decision until he knows whether QPR will be promoted, and at the moment that is not a given.

    Also, negotiations by all clubs are going to done possibly later than normal because of the World Cup which tends to drive up player values so there will be a lot of haggling and brinkmanship which takes time.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Is Remy still a player who would be a plus to the Squad?

    We need to make it a prority to replace Cabaye now before anyone else comes in to play as a striker for us?

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  • Shola Pure Legend

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #6

    A would not sign him permanently Remy doesnt look interested neither does Sissoko hes an absolute donkey, he’s got all the attributes to be a top player but never will.

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  • Slank

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    I think that this summer transfer window will be quite busy by all football clubs in general and Newcastle in particular.

    I think the departures will be Colo, Jonas, Shola, Marveaux, Obertan, Gosling and possibly Ben Arfa.

    I think Santon will be given the benefit of the doubt and stay.

    I think a bid will be made for Tiote but will be rejected.

    The club’s priorities would appear to be a replacement for Colo, Cabaye, Shola and at least one winger.

    Some of the second string will be released but I expect others to be upgraded like Armstrong and possibly others who have been on loan like Abeid and Good.

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  • SpaceGhost

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Leon Best would fit nicely if we’re seriously challenging for mid table. And bring Routledge back. He fast & cheap.

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  • ToonMatt

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m not interested in signing players I just want Ashley to sell up and go, Had enough of it now

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  • Goodfella

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #10

    More shite they must think we are daft

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  • Sav

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Yes, the team is playing crap and the club is a shambles. But let’s get one thing straight and not kid ourselves. Not every player loves Newcastle the way the fans do and Cabaye was going to leave no matter what. Have you forgotten it started in August with a tantrum over a derisory bid from Arsenal. The player’s pride at the offer should have been enough to turn it down but we had to watch a 3-match hissy-fit. Cab was a great player but he didn’t want to be here. It has nothing to do with Monster Mash this time except in the broadest sense that he hasn’t splashed a lot on building up the squad since last January. But that was 5 players just 13 months ago so lets have some common sense. Mashley may be not the Toon’s loyalest fan but don’t lets re-write history. The reason Cabaye was sold is because Cabaye wanted to go.

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  • Sav

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #12

    If we are trying to sign Remy, it is good news. It was smart not to sign while the rape case was hanging over it but if there’s no agreed fee then JFK has screwed up again. But that’s surely no news.

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  • mindcompressor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #13

    exactly as ToonMatt is saying – untill cashley is behind the wheel everything will be crap sooner or later. beside of that they will not sign remy, no chance. if they need strikers they should try first our own possible gems – campbell and armstrong. we need (apart of serious owner) proper tactic (so bye bye pardew) and playmaker with vision.

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  • Tommaz

    Feb 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Remy is gonna go where the most money is – why else would he sign for the likes of QPR. If he gets a Champions League club then that’s a bonus for him. We were the next best option when his team were relegated and he was accused of rape. Now he holds all the cards and we have no chance of signing him.

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  • isleofmanman

    Feb 15, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #15

    The Remy Loan Agreement was subject to a fee and should have incorporated an Option to Transfer to be exercisable only by NUFC and at a price and which be subject to an agreed dispute settlement process should the parties disagree at the end of the season

    The pressure was all on QPR

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  • StuW

    Feb 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #16

    From what I heard, we have a set agreed price option on the Loic Remy loan, of around £8m. That means no club can bid for him until his loan is finished with us.

    It also means whilst he is at NUFC till 30 June, we have first refusal on him. Sign him up I say

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