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Manchester City Join Race For On-Loan Newcastle Striker

8:36 am, Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

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 at hull

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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Tags: Loan Moves · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours





12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Great to hear fat sham getting the bird from west ham fans last night.

    Pardew says they used to boo him too. Co-incidence I don’t think so. Sometimes it isn’t always just the result.

    Crap football week after week shouldn’t be allowed to be perpetuated by the likes of Allardyce, Pulis and Pardew.
    These people have done nothing for the beautiful game and have sinned against it.

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Right on, Rotonda.

  • 3 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    @nufcfans: “We’ve had nowhere near the funding that Southampton have got, so you could argue that we’re batting against the tide here.” Pardew #NUFC

    The players are battling against the tide with you in charge, Alan. You don’t know how to formulate effective and fluid attacks because you just try and contain and hope for the best going forward to nick points. That is unacceptable.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Be cardful Rotonda, Mashers might do what the W Ham owners done and get Curbishley in to replace him.

  • 5 toon kk // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    The way we’re run and managed is just like a championship side.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    LR32,
    Who do you think would work for Mashers.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Mar 28, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    toon kk,
    That’s too generous, more like a village charity shop, without the charity.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Mar 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Lets not say Laudrup please as he’s fallen out with Huw over transfers.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Mar 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Lets not say Solskajear as he’s not exactly pulling up trees at Cardiff.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Mar 28, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Lets not say Martinez as he would never have come here in a million years due to his friendship with DW.

  • 11 Greebol1892 // Mar 28, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    FFS! Remy is not our player! Thank you for your goals & goodbye!
    Hello to 50 more blogs about a player who is on LOAN to us and doesn’t want to stay…. zzzzzzzz

  • 12 usmagpie // Mar 28, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Loic will be the biggest idiot on the planet if he does not join the magpies, but if that’s his choice then say hello to not playing every game and enjoying the bench like every other player that thought the grass was greener when they left.




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