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.
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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.
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