There’s no doubt that Loic Remy has had a fantastic season on Tyneside, and when he arrived in August, he had that rape charge hanging over him, but he was completely cleared of that last month, and he has also shown he is an excellent Premier League striker with 13 goals in just 24 appearances for the Tyneside club, and now he has a number of top clubs – like Arsenal and Manchester City – wanting his services in the summer.
Loic Remy – secret sign – Newcastle are number one?
Shola Ameobi is also to finally leave Newcastle in the summer when his contract runs out, and he’s played for 14 years in the first team, but Graham Carr is busy out there looking for strikers and we may need as many as three new strikers brought in over the summer months.
This is what Alan Pardew has said today in the Chronicle:
“That comes down to your scouting team of Graham Carr and his crew and myself making sure we get the right player who will get the goals for us.”
On loan Luuk de Jong is struggling for goals, and it could be that he doesn’t make it, and Newcastle could allow him to return to Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.
Former top target 28 year-old Lyon striker Bafe Gomis is a free agent this summer, and we’ve been also linked with 23 year-old Danny Welbeck of the Red Devils and 24 year-old Senegal striker Diafra Sakho, who is at second division Metz in France.
And Newcastle have been linked with 25 year-old Iceland international striker Alfred Finnbogason for about a year now, and he’s at Heerenveen.
Finnbogason has scored an amazing 54 goals in just 64 appearances for the Dutch club over the last two seasons, since arriving from Helsingborgs IF in August of 2012.
But we need a number of strikers lined up for possible signing by Newcastle in the summer, and we’re hoping for some early signings, as the target seems to be to bring in six or seven new players before September rolls around.
What do you think?
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