Another Top London Club After Loic Remy


News today that Chelsea could join the race to sign QPR striker Loic Remy in the summer, when his season-long loan deal ends at Newcastle United.

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Loic Remy – in action for Newcastle this season

Loic’s had a tremendous season at Newcastle, and he has scored an impressive 13 goals in his 24 appearances, and Loic is currently out injured with a calf injury, and he’s already being missed by the Tyneside club.

The 27 year-old proved while he was at QPR a year ago – 6 goals in 14 appearances –  and at Newcastle this season,  that he is one of the Premier League’s top strikers, and last week he said it was his hope to join one of the five biggest clubs in Europe.

Arsenal were the first big London club to be linked with Remy, and he could join up with his French International team-mate Olivier Giroud, who has done well in this his second season at the Emirates, after signing on from Montpellier in the summer of 2012.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be looking for a good striker or strikers, as he seems to be unimpressed with some of his current strike force – including Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, and Samuel Eto’o, who is now 33 years old and his one year deal runs out at the end of June.

There were even rumors that Jose wanted Didier Drogba back, but even if that happens, and it’s possible rather than probable,  he still has to find a long-term replacement for the now 36 year-old, who is at Galatasaray.

There are rumors that Remy has an £8M release clause in his QPR contract, and while Chelsea have been linked with some top strikers, like Edinson Cavani, who is currently at PSG and will not come cheap, Loic Remy could turn out to be a stellar buy.

QPR have no chance of keeping their striker at Loftus Road this summer, even if they are promoted, and it’s still a little strange that Loic joined the he bottom club fourteen months ago – and QPR finished bottom of the Premier League and were relegated.

And now they are fighting for a play-off place in the Championship, and they have dropped 10 points behind second placed Burnley and 17 points behind surging leaders Leicester City, who are managed by former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson.

There’s no doubt  there will be some big clubs after Loic in the summer, and it could be that he stays in the Premier League, and moves back down to London.

Comments welcome.

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29 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Mar 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Well we’ve no chance of keeping him truth be told.

    Still hope Qpr crash and burn in championship.

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  • dufuss

    Mar 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #2

    yaki da

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  • Belfast

    Mar 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Yaki da.

    Was thinking the exact same.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #4

    there are a few clubs that will struggle with out the cash of the prem

    sunderland would really struggle not sure how wealthy there owner is but it could be fun

    qpr owner wanted a toy if they don’t come back up they could get transfer embargo that would be funny
    fullham will struggle to come back up as well

    bored of the remy will he wont he
    the only reason we will sign him if no one else wants him better than us
    I have no desire to see us lose but I would rather Armstrong got some game time and goofy up front

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  • Thump

    Mar 20, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #5

    @beermonkey: This infographic might give you an idea of how rich Ellis Short is:

    http://t.co/SBgYB1re5s

    Ashley is worth about £3.6b, Short is worth about £2.4

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 20, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #6

    I suppose not playing Remi might have financial consequences for the club in that it could cost us 2 or possibly even 3 I believe lucrative places. And as a fan, I always want to see us play our most competitive side, but yeah, it is an unusual situation.

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  • Greebol1892

    Mar 20, 2014 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Who gives a sh*t – he’s not our player and he will not sign for us. Thank you for your goals but unthank you for being the repetetive subject of umpteen blogs….. Remy this, Remy that, etc, etc. For sure we will get countless more non-stories about Remy well after he has left us, having NEVER been our player. zzzzzz.

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  • Miguel

    Mar 20, 2014 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Anyone know if benny is available sat, hes running out of games.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Miguel…I think Benny feels the same way about Pardew’s football as I do 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Whether he is available or not might not even matter!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #11

    I thought at this point with the season being over it was about playing those players we know will be here next season!

    …there is really no point in helping Remy securing another move! But that is Newcastle in a nutshell.

    And to use Ibiza’s point from last night, it is here perspective and opinion comes in to the picture;)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 20, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Mashers will be spitting feathers over this one, even if we had signed him last January he’d be gone this summer anyway if the price was right.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #13

    …there are really no one who knows that JFA 😉 what you are projecting is your own fear and your apparent lack of truth in both Mike Ashley and Newcastle?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #14

    *truth = trust

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 20, 2014 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Jesper,
    The whole philosophy now is every player has his price, he’d have had a release clause based on wages ( ie:the higher the wages the higher the clause) and a season and a half like he’s had somebody would have met that clause imo.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 20, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #16

    And lack of trust does not extend to NUFC Jesper, just the toad running the show and most of his employees.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #17

    What is reported in the press is not the gospel, let’s face it Remy will be linked with every CL club before the summer, The press do their very best to try and unsettle players ans instigate a move.

    If he leaves in the summer, well that’s fine, we are expecting it so to us it make no difference, If he was to sign for us (I might start believing in Santa again), then we would all spend next season worrying about him being sold on for a profit.

    There are other striker out their that we can bring in, and maybe someone better with the heart to play for such an illustrious club.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Chelsea want this guy? When they have Lukaku? Would take the latter, if I could do an exchange, which I don’t, since neither are my players 🙂

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  • firebug666

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #19

    That would be a nice pairing up front like, Lukaku and Remy.

    Oh to dream!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Firebug,
    Listening to total sport last night and there was all round agreement that Shane Long would have been a big hit with the fans despite his lack of goals, Mashers obviously couldn’t see a profit in him so he goes to Hull, that’s the way it is now pal.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #21

    JFA…I don’t really disagree about Remy being all about the money, but we don’t know if he would have had an release clause installed!

    …he only had that at QPR right?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #22

    Well JFA…I was told by tads that apparently you cannot separate the owner or those who work for him from Newcastle!

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  • firebug666

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #23

    jonas gutierrez ?@elgalgojonas 2m
    Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

    Is this why our club are not aiming for success? Maybe this is an quote from one of AP team talks.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #24

    JFA
    You are a genuine 100 percent copperer bottomed sea going Arschloch.
    Every player has their price at any club in the EPL not just NUFC you silly man.
    RvP from Arsenal Torres from Liverpool Mata from Chelsea etc etc the list is endless .
    I think we get the foto ,you don’t like Ashley , you boring tosser

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  • firebug666

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #25

    Jeff from Benwell
    Do you have to be so abusive, surly you can put your point across or engage in a debate without reducing yourself to name calling and abuse.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #26

    I most admit I don’t see what all the fuzz is about Shane Long either? Why would he be a hit amongst the fans?

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  • firebug666

    Mar 20, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #27

    If Shane Long was going to be a hit on Tyneside he would need to score goals, If he had no goals he would be another Cisse and everyone would be shouting to get rid of him.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 20, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Ah well all quiet on here maybe I’ll go spend an hour in my greenhouse with my chilli plants.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 20, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Firebug
    Why should JFA be treated with respect and be safe from abuse ,when he does not afford the owner of NUFC the slightest shred of the same.
    If he doesn’t like it he shouldn’t dish it out.

    JFA should take note of this more than me.

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