For a good few months now we haven’t thought there’s much chance at all that Loic Remy will be joining Newcastle United this summer, and that’s especially true with the comments he has made in the French press this year, when he has said he wants to join a great club and one that plays in the Champions League, and there’s a number of top clubs said to be after him.
Loic Remy – after scoring stoppage time winner against Villa
And most pundits would agree that is not Newcastle – not these days anyway.
But don’t tell that to the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who has said he thinks there is even a good chance that Remy will join Newcastle this summer.
This is what the Newcastle manager has said about the situation:
“I’m on a pretty even keel about Remy’s future,” . “I think we have got a chance of keeping him and because I am a positive person, I would like to think it is a good chance.”
“I just think he has had a good year here. Sometimes, you can be a good fit at a club, and he is a good fit here. He fits in well, and performs that ‘number nine’ role. It wears well on him.”
We can get things wrong on this blog, as readers know, but it would be a real shock if Remy ends up signing for Newcastle.
It would also be terrific news.
And Loic can look to see what happened to other good players who have left Newcastle in the last 15 months for bigger clubs – Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye – and things haven’t exactly worked out for them at Chelsea and PSG respectively.
And most readers think we will not sign Remy in the summer, and in the poll we ran on that, 85% thought we wouldn’t sign him.
Wonder how Alan Pardew thinks we have a chance?
But it would take something like signing Loic Remy this summer to turn things around for the club, as we seem to be going nowhere under Mike Ashley.
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