Wages A Big Part OF Whether Newcastle Can Keep Remy

Alan Pardew has made is clear that he thinks the wages Newcastle can offer will be a big part of whether the club can keep star French striker Loic Remy.

loic remy after winner

Loic Remy – seems pleased after scoring sensational winner last Sunday 😀

Newcastle are definitely trying to sign Loic Remy permanently, and the Newcastle manager thinks wages will be a key factor, and of course there’s some history there, since Loic shunned Newcastle for QPR and more wages a year ago.

This is what Alan Pardew has said in the Daily Mirror:

“I don’t think it will come down to how much he loves the club, or what we think we can get here in terms of better players of Champions League football.”

“It will be about the finances as well. That is a big part.”  “Rooney is an example of that – he was definitely going to leave, and now he is not.”

“Of course I want him to stay. I have enjoyed working with him. I have to say he is an easy guy to work with.”   “Most strikers can be difficult in terms of their mood swings, kind of ‘out-there’ characters, a bit left field.”

“He is quite a sensible guy actually, apart from his dress code – which is definitely left-field.” “He is an easy guy to manage and he is doing well for us.”

“In terms of the financial situation, they are questions I can’t answer. I know he loves it here and I know he enjoys working with my staff and it is all about flourishing when you get an opportunity.”

“Certainly his stock has gone up quite considerably. Sometimes the grass is not always greener, as we know.”

It remains to be seen what kind of wages Mike Ashley is willing to offer Loic Remy to get him stay on Tyneside, and that’s completely out of Alan Pardew’s hands.

Certainly, if he does sign for Newcastle, that will be a huge coup for the Tyneside club, and could help us attract other top players over the summer.

Here’s hoping.

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14 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Mar 1, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Rooney was definitely going to leave?
    Personally, I have always thought his acts were to get a greater wage..

  • Goodfella

    Mar 1, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #2


  • t00ntime

    Mar 1, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #3

    surely Remy is the type of player we should give him what he wants (as long as it isnt something stupid).

    Cant see us getting another Striker of his quality and type, if him and De Jong work well together in a 442/433/4231/whatever surely that should be what we build our our attack around. then once a formation or 2 is sorted out we can look at what type of midfielder/winger we need and who is the best option. like for example in a 4231 Grenier would be great as a CAM, but in a 442 I’m not sure he’d work.

    Either way I hope MA has a plan cause theres going to be alot of movement in the summer. (just hope some of it is in)

  • toonicle

    Mar 1, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Pards should point to Ba and ask him if he wants to end up like that.

  • Toonboi4EVA

    Mar 1, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Just imagine for 1 second if we do manage to get him over that dreaded line on a permanent deal. Shearer should have a word with the boy!

    I got the feeling from Remy’s celebration against villa that he f**king loves it here. One can only dream eh?

  • Sav

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Often there’s a subtext to Pardew’s comments and this one is surely aimed at Monster Mash. ‘It costs money if you want to compete’. Until Mash’s spending goes beyond replacing those who have left with someone cheaper six months later, no-one can seriously say Pardew has done a bad job.
    If Carr is the talent-spotter we believe he is, Mash should be investing heavily in his recommendations. Carr is not going to go on hopping planes and hotels forever. And especially if he begins to wonder ‘why do I bother?’

  • kt97toonarmy

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #7

    U only get these type of rumours at newcastle dont you. From vince mc mahon to champions league in a week. Got to love what these jounulists will write to sell papers.

    As we all no it dosent happen in the ashley era.

    Make u laugh dont it.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 1, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    Comment #8

    We’re paying Remy 80k a week now , why cant we offer him the same salary on a 3 or 4 year deal FFS

  • Blofal

    Mar 1, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Problem is if we give Remy 100k per week then our other players will start putting their hand up.

    Tiote and Debuchy could both threaten to leave regardless of their contracts. And they are both just as valuable to the team as Remy and arguably should be paid as much.

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #10

    stop stop stop please pardew keep your mouth shut,

    you don’t have the drive to get you there never mind NUFC,

    your a don’t er not a do’er

    your more worried about how you look than playing football

    in reality your a lucky looser dragging the rest of us down with you

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Pardew is a funny man!

    .,.deluded but funny 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #12

    If that football we play under him is ever going to give us CL then I’ll apologize to him personally!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 1, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #13

    I bet he does love Remy being in the side. He’s another of Pardew’s get out of jail cards after more drab team performances. Remy the points snatcher.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Remy a lot as a player. Very good all round ability. He should have a team around him that can play football throughout the game. Not limp across the final whistle with a fortunate goal.

  • Cantbuyye

    Mar 1, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Remy is to good for our present set up, he’ll be gone next season for sure. If Ashley found a buyer all that could change, I’m not holding my breath though.


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