Newcastle’s on-loan striker Loic Remy gave an interview earlier this week, in which he thanked Newcastle for taking him on loan last August when other clubs balked because of the rape charges made against him and two other men last May, but he also said he wanted to join a top five club permanently in the summer.
Loic Remy – in action at Hull
Those comments were generally reported as Remy saying he would leave Newcastle in the summer, although he didn’t mention any timeline specifically – but the assumption was it would be in the summer, when his loan move runs out on Tyneside.
And since he is being linked with some top clubs like Arsenal as one example, if they do make a move for him, it’s extremely likely he will sign for a top club and not Newcastle.
But his comments have left the Newcastle manager unfazed, and Alan Pardew had this to say when asked about the French striker’s comments:
“I wouldn’t expect him to say anything less.” “Of course he comes out of the limelight now, but what he has done for us has been terrific and I can’t speak highly enough about him.”
Remy picked up a calf injury in the France vs Holland game 10 days ago in Paris, and is out for three matches, and Mathieu Debuchy picked up a groin strain in the same game and he is out for four matches.
So we wonder if Newcastle are being compensated by the French Football Federation for these top players now missing these Newcastle games?
But with Remy being out it does give Luuk de Jong a chance to get some goals, which he needs to do if he is to get a permanent deal in the summer.
What do you think?