Loic Remy has tried to make it clear this year, in the nicest possible way, that he simply has no intention of signing for Newcastle United, and he wants to move to a bigger and better club, who compete ion the Champions League.
Loic Remy in action at Hull City
And if there were any doubts about Remy not wanting to sign for Newcastle, when Mike Ashley sold Yohan Cabaye in January and didn’t replace him, that would tell any sensible player there’s just not enough ambition at Newcastle, and Remy would have got that message.
We don’t blame Loic Remy for not wanting to stay on Tyneside.
The reverberations of that sale amongst the Newcastle players in January would have had something to do with our collapse in the second half of the season, as most players would have realized the team was second priority to money on Tyneside, under Billionaire owner Mike Ashley.
And Loic achieved one of his goals at Newcastle by being selected in France’s World Cup squad last night, along with permanent Newcastle players Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko, both of whom have also had good seasons at Newcastle.
And we’re sure Newcastle have made every effort to try to sign the striker this year, but maybe the club needs to looks at its actions and not give away the fact they have no ambition by always selling our top players for big money.
Mathieu Debuchy could be next to go in the summer once Yohan Cabaye, who is also in the French squad, talks to his pal in Brazil about PSG.
That’s like he persuaded Mathieu to want to join Newcastle during the European Championships two years ago, after we had finished 5th top of the Premier League.
How quickly things can change.
Loic Remy scored 14 goals in 27 appearances for Newcastle this season, and he will be plying his trade elsewhere next season – maybe at Arsenal, but it will be a club with more ambition than Newcastle.
My son Neil made a good point last Sunday night, when we were all out to dinner celebrating Mother’s Day over here – if Newcastle sign some really good player this summer, he will be at the club a maximum of two years, before he is sold to a bigger club for big bucks.
He could be right about that, and as long as Newcastle keep selling their best players, we will never be a top club again..