Alan Pardew Unfazed By Striker’s Comments

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 at hull

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?

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    We are right up against it. No Remy, no Debuchey, no real art in midfield and no f@cken manager, away from home and up against a team that are in now or never, never land. I think we can win, but that’s the best of a bunch of bad scenarios, and frankly not the best bet.

  • bobby mango

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Even with players out I still think we’ll win today. Fulham were staying to turn things around with Rene then sacked him. Magath is a useless twit.

    Reckon LDJ could get his first today.

    One player to watch is Holtby. Really hope we sign him next year.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    My first match of the season! Shame I’m going to be in the Fulham end…

  • mindcompressor

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    on one hand i don’t blame remy, but on the other, we should watch on our business, so – if we have no chances for europe or to be relegated, it is good time to introduce youth talents to first squad. shola, remy, ldj, cisse —> these guys are out soon (maybe not all of them, but it is possibility). so, why to not give a chance to armstrong, vuckic, aarons, etc. ? i hope luuk will find a goal today. fingers crossed – i like his fighting style.


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