Arsenal Favorites To Sign Loic Remy For £8M In Summer

It’s not new news that Arsenal are interested in signing QPR striker Loic Remy in the summer, and the French striker has had a great season so far at Newcastle, with 13 goals in just 24 appearances for the Magpies.

loic remy at hull

Loic Remy – in action for Newcastle at Hull

The Mirror is reporting there is an £8M release clause in Remy’s contract, and that was the fee that both Newcastle and QPR agreed with Marseilles for his transfer in January of 2013.

But after verbally agreeing to join the Magpies, Remy and his advisers decided to join QPR instead, basically because the wages offered by owner Tony Fernandes there were much higher.

It’s interesting to note that QPR have just announced a loss of over £65M for their last financial year, and their overall debt increased to £177.1M, up from £91.4M in the previous (2012) financial year.

That’s what happens when you spend money you don’t have – you go into more and more debt – and at some point the piper has to be paid – and the alternative to that is the club goes bankrupt – it’s really as simple as that.

The news in the Mirror is that Arsene Wenger has decided that Remy is his number one striker target for the summer, and it could well be that Arsenal will then allow German striker Lukas Podolski to leave the club in the summer.,

Newcastle would like to sign the French International striker, but it seems almost certain that Loic will join a club in the Champions League every season, and that’s been true at Arsenal ever since Arsene Wenger joined the London club back in 1996.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    bugger off belfast just because i work in facts doesn’t mean i should be totally dismissed!

    i mean i’ve showed him all the facts for HIS!! argument but he still doesn’t see it

    so go and talk gibberish to some one else coz i didn’t understand a word ya said infact is this you??

  • beermonkey

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #2

    this was all said the otherday np new news here


    that’s the point they went to the police to report the crime until some1 reports the crime there is no crime and if no1 wants to press charges there is crime in most cases

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #3

    all the Newcastle players should move out, there’s no ambition here and there never will be with these 2 tw@ts at the club.

    why waste there talents here when every single club around us have ambition whilst we don’t.


  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #4

    wait until the summer comes when all our star players are shipped out leaving us with the deadwood.

    I bet then the fans who attend every game wished they listen when it came to boycott the rest of the games this season

  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #5

    *Slowly buggers off*

  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #6

    8million release clause, and Harry wants 16million lol

    Think somebody’s got their wires crossed.

  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #7

    blackley i’m glad that you have resorted to very stupid comments when i have showed you why fans deserve bigger rules than players or managers

    thanks for that but hey people will only see how stupid your questions are and see how stupid the whole situation is

    and btw bombers in the stadium no matter where it is full stop is a massive safety problem and was an answer to your stupid question as it is an answer to your stupid question about fans running on to the pitch and going towards the managers and coaches!!

    but hey forget the facts about safety lets use the same rules
    so when a rugby player punches someone… jail!!
    and don’t forget that that happens in every game at every level!!!
    wat about boxing,ufc football ice hockey!!?
    all banned then yeah?

    if sports ain’t for you how about ya fusk off
    and leave football fans to ourselves!!!!!!!!!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #8

    It doesn’t mean a crime of violence won’t be prosecuted just because someone doesn’t want to press charges. It depends on whether it’s in the public interest.

    The Remy incident was an absolute farce. As I recall, Remy simply went brow to brow in the heat of a game. It was no more than posturing. That got a three game ban!

    What will you say if Pardew gets banned until the end of the season and someone else fills in to great effect?

  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #9

    not slowly enough belfast! not slowly enough 🙂 it wasn’t you then?

  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #10

    blackly learn law before you look more of a fool than you already do!!!!!!!!! seriously!!!!!!

    i’ll tell you i was involved in a “fight” and i was aquitted totally because the other party started it even though they came of alot worse
    i ain’t proud of it but i defended myself and i didn’t start it!
    that was through a trial

    so learn law before you look a complete dick trying to pretend you do!!!!!!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #11


    Yeah bombers will think twice about letting off bombs near managers in case they get punished with a three year banning order. I’d never thought of it like that.

    Better they let off their bombs in the stands, eh? and hope they’re not anywhere near our precious managers?

    Those tough new criminal law should deal nicely with those suicide bombers.

    Wooo hooooooo hooo. Blackley’s been floored again by manx.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #12


    That’ll be self defence in your case, I take it? Basic law.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #13


    You’re not my bro, Troy, in disguise are you?

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #14


    Not the old boycott craic. You’ll get wrong from some on here for being boring, I warn you.

    Perhaps not, because I think they enjoy a bit of the same old boycott craic if truth be told.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #15


    As the blog’s resident failed barrister, I might just have a few more legal qualifications than you.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Why would Mike Ashley tear up his wage cap policy and pay a player £80,000 a week at NUFC?

    He has worked so hard to ship out all the high earners at the club and replace them with players from France on half of the money over the past 6-7 years.

    Even if Remy did sign for us, he would be away within 2 years when a chance comes around for Mike to make a nice profit. We would not build a team around him. We know that and you can bet him and his agent does also.

    Mike does not bring players to this football club to win trophies, he brings them here to make a profit from future sales by hoping they play well. Any successful spells we have on the pitch though are complete flukes because there was never any ambition to begin with. There never has been ambtion.

    We are a shop window, a selling club if the price is right for all of our players. Mike’s outlook, is if that leaves us short on quality then so be it. We have seen it many times now half way through seasons without replacements being brought in.

    Remy would be the perfect signing for Mike, he will have a nice resale value in a couple of years but only if we get him for 8 million

    Lets hope our luck is in whilst Mike is in charge because it’s the only way we will ever win anything while he is here.

    He is not bothered about progression as a club or a team. His interests are staying in the league making TV money and also money from player re-sales which he has picked up on the cheap.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #17


    Tell me more about your theory of why the news should be banned. But hang on while I pull myself up off the floor, wipe away my tears, refill my glass, stoke the fire, plump up the cushions, turn down the lights, put on a bit of busker, and get myself comfortable.

  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #18

    blackley exactley self defence after being pushed for no reason and started apon

    does that sound familier?

    probably not to you because you can’t see that thats wat actually happened and that the person that ran on the pitch already broke the LAW going over the BARRIER!!

    but hey lets just forget facts!!! which was my point about bombs knives or you repetitiveness there all the same there a massive safety problem!!

    nite blackley but don’t worry to much about your argument bein torn open!
    that happens when you only look at 1 side of it!!!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #19


    That might just be fair comment. If you’re right, I reckon our only hope of winning anything is to get a good manager. I’ve always said the players could do better without pardew. I hope that is now put to the test.

  • manxpie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 9, 2014 at 12:46 AM


    As the blog’s resident failed barrister, I might just have a few more legal qualifications than you.

    obviously not blackley

    maybe a defence lawyer but i ain’t interested in that!!
    how about ya look at the whole situation and argument before you get on that high horse of yours hahaha

    now come back with a reasoned argument you wouldn’t get as much stick full stop
    game over and this is seriously the last post to you because you are either a wum or extremely thick!!!!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #21


    I’ve just shown you that I understand the law of self defence. See above.

    Also, I’ve never defended the guy who ran on the pitch. See above.

    Goodnight Manxie. I’m off myself. Read it all back in the morning and you’ll laugh at yourself. It’ll show you how drink addles the brain and makes you abuse and swear at others.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #22


    Are you sure you were started on for no reason? I mean did the kid actually say he started on you for no reason? Or did you call him some of the names you’ve been calling me and give him some of the same abuse? And did you believe your insults were no justification for him to start?

    So, according to you, you were involved in a fight which another person started, you were the one charged, and you were acquitted. Sounds like a result! I take it the kid wasn’t a professional footballer then, or you’d have gone down, fella.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Or a professional boxer, and you’d have gone down – literally. Hahahahahahahahahah. Laugh at your own jokes blackley.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #24


    You didn’t by chance suffer any serious blows to the frontal cortex in that fight, did you fella?

  • HTT

    Mar 9, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Blackley and Brownlie your posts could put a nipper with ADHD to sleep, what a bore honestly.

  • donkey

    Mar 9, 2014 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #26

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  • NOVA2967

    Mar 9, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    Comment #27

    I think it is about time to state that newcastle have had the best teams since Sir BR… and we still complain… for good reason…. Demba best since shearer, cabeye best since ever,,, ben area… best since, recently…

    Pardew has done a fantastic job… couldn’t imagine a better manager right now… Bruce is classy tho

    I can’t wait till the summer
    all the BS we put up with is worth it… we are better than the most and I believe we could find the right squad soon enough

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 9, 2014 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #28

    He went to QPR for the money and to be in London, I guess, and he’d go to Arsenal, given half the chance, whatever we threw at him, which of course we wouldn’t anyway, I strongly suggest. C’est la vie.

  • Dennis Twice

    Mar 9, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #29

    Attack Toon attack attack!


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