We have to admit that we’ve been very impressed with Loic Remy while he’s been at Newcastle, and that’s both as a footballer – he’s been absolutely brilliant for Newcastle – but also as a man – and he comes across as being a gentleman and a great team player – in short – he’s been a class act on Tyneside.
Loic Remy - looks happy after scoring sensational winner against Villa
If you had heard Remy speaking after the games, and the way he celebrates after scoring a goal for Newcastle, you would never believe his ambition is to join one of the five biggest clubs in Europe in the summer.
And Loic has opened up about that rape charge today, which had been hanging over his head since last May, until he was cleared on February 14th.
This is what he has told The Sun:
“Girls can be greedy and vicious.” “When you’re a footballer, single, and want to have fun, you can have any girl you want.”
“Whether you’re cute, ugly, big, or small — the power of money today, it’s amazing.” “Before it was not like that. I see things that make me afraid. I see these girls — what they can do.”
“Money is a source of happiness, but it is also a poison.” “When you are woken up at 5:00 am by seven or eight police, you think it’s a dream or a nightmare.”
“I didn’t understand what was happening. I tried to say, ‘Hey, put on your shell and work’. But from the stands I heard a few unpleasant remarks.”
Of course all three men, including Remy, have had all the charges dropped against them, but it did cause him some problems – and yesterday he thanked Newcastle for picking him up on loan, after other clubs seemed to balk at taking him, because he had that rape charge hanging over him.
He strongly hinted yesterday that he would join a big five club (if he can), and some readers pointed out that he didn’t say he was going to leave Newcastle explicitly, and maybe it was down the road when he would join a big five club.
That could be true, but the chances of a top club like Arsenal – as just one example – picking him up this summer are extremely high.
Of course we’d love for Loic to sign permanently for Newcastle, but we just cannot see that happening.
And that’s unfortunate – to say the least – because it would be great to have a player as great as Remy permanently on Tyneside.
But there’s some light at the end of the tunnel – we’ve been wrong before – and quite a few times – so you never really know.
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