The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been asked about striker Romelu Lukaka, who is on loan for the season at Everton, and will likely be available from Chelsea in the summer, since he doesn’t seem to fit into Jose Mourinho’s’ plans for the future.
Romelu Lukaka scoring against Newcastle last night
Alan Pardew was asked if Newcastle would be interested in signing Lukaka in the summer:
“I think he is a player a lot of clubs will be looking at in the summer. I don’t think Everton will get a free run at him.” “At the moment, it is a bit like we are with Loic.”
“It is a situation that Everton would love to keep him, as we would with Loic, and those questions are really out of Everton’s and our control.”
That doesn’t exactly sound like a yes from Alan Pardew that we will try to sign Romelu, although we will probably try to sign the Belgium International, who would be great at Newcastle.
And we’d be surprised if Everton manage to sign him too, and Romelu will probably look to sign for a club in the Champions League, which is unlikely to be Everton – at least not for next season.
And Newcastle will be unable to sign Loic Remy in the summer, and he will also head to a Champions League club, and it looks like his first choice is Arsenal.
So it seems that both Everton and Newcastle will fail to sign their top on-loan strikers in the summer.
Sad but true for both clubs.
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