Manchester City are reported to be ready to try to sign Newcastle’s on-loan striker Loic Remy this summer, and challenge top London club Arsenal, who seem at the moment to be the front-runners for the QPR striker.
Loic Remy – great season at Newcastle with 13 goals in 24 appearances
The sadness for Newcastle fans is that we are neither ambitious enough nor good enough to sign a player of Remy’s abilities and skills, and he is certain to go to a Champions League side, and will probably stay in England.
Football Direct News is reporting that sources close to City and Arsenal have told them their clubs are both interested in signing the 27 year-old striker in the summer.
And they are also reporting QPR’s fee for the former Marseilles man as bring around £13M, but there have been reports he has a release fee in his QPR contract which is £8M, so we don’t know what to think.
In any case for clubs with the financial clout of Arsenal and Manchester City, that is still not a big fee for them, and Remy would be worth every penny.
The report suggests City may offer the player a season-long loan deal, but we think Remy would want a permanent deal this summer, and Arsenal must still be considered strong favorites.
The good news for Newcastle fans is that Alan Pardew said in his news conference yesterday that Loic will start training again next week and has a decent chance of making the home game against Manchester United a week tomorrow.
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