Breaking News – Newcastle In Talks To Sign Loic Remy

Mark Douglas in the Chronicle today is reporting the news that Newcastle United could still sign Loic Remy on a permanent basis this summer, and they have been in serious talks with Remy’s agent Willie McKay.

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Loic Remy – can we sign him?

And the rather sensational news is that owner Mike Ashley wants Loic Remy at the club, and is willing pay the transfer fee QPR want for their player, and offer the top French International a very sizable wage packet if he will sign on permanently at Newcastle.

Maybe Mike is taking a leaf out of QPR owner Tony Fernandes’ book – and offering Loic a massive deal at the very last moment, although the chances of Newcastle pulling this one off have to be slim, after there was news only yesterday that Arsenal are close to a deal for the striker.

Apparently there has been no agreement reached with Arsenal on personal terms, but there’s still a chance that QPR could keep him in London, where he apparently wants to play – and again it seems he will go to the highest bidder, which 18 months ago happened to be QPR.

It’s difficult to know how much truth is in the report – but we have to think Newcastle are at least making an offer to sign the striker, who had a great season for Newcastle last term and scored 14 goals in just 27 appearances for the side – and would be a terrific signing for us.

Some fans will be turned off buy the way Loic conducted himself over the last few months of the season, and will not like the fact that Loic would seem to go to the highest bidder – but it would say a lot for Newcastle if we can indeed sign this lad to a permanent contract.

But Loic did very well last season for France too, and made the World Cup squad, and as Newcastle’s top striker he would have a key role to play in the Newcastle side, something he may not get at Arsenal.

And we think fans would forgive him and welcome him back to the club, if only we can get him to sign along the dotted line.

But at the moment the chances of Newcastle being able to do that have to be slim – but possible nonetheless.

What do you think?

Written while on vacation in England.

22 comments so far

  • Slank

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #1


    I wonder whether Remy’s agent is behind the story / rumour in order to force up the price and his commission from Arsenal. A common tactic by agents.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Never knew why we never tried Remy out left in a front 3 with Benny right and Cisse centre.

  • banjax

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Mike Ashley pay the asking price… that is far fetched !

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #4


    How can you suggest an agent would ever try to manipulate a situation!!

  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Do Arsenal really want him, I get the impression that they would rather look elsewhere but they are keeping their options open and may sign Loic as a last resort.

  • mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Yup, complete agent bollocks to force arsenals hand, Remy has no secret if the fact he wants to live in London so not sure why Ed has taken the effort to post this rubbish

  • Slank

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #7


    I know I’m sticking my neck out as I understand these agents love children and small animals !

  • mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #8

    If arsenal don’t buy him, he’ll stay at qpr

  • Slank

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #9


    ‘.. If arsenal don’t buy him, he’ll stay at qpr..’

    The agent would then not get any commission. Oh dear we will be heartbroken.

  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Do QPR want him, they don’t appear to be making much of an effort to keep him ?

  • valle

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #11

    If… And its a big IF we were to go in for a striker of that pedigree. Why not try for Lukaku? I would imagine that his transfer fee might be higher, but his wage is likely to be lower. Not that I believe that we will get any of them. I have gotten quite cynical with all NUFC related matters im afraid. But if we where to derail from our philosophy for a player to get that all important striker in, I just think there are some better targets out there. Not because Remy isnt good, but he has showed himself as a mercenary and I would rather have someone else now.

  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Is this the good news mentioned yesterday….!?!?!

  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #13

    or Lloris signed a new deal with Tottenham meaning that they end their interest in Krul…?

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #14

    I want Huntelaar.

    Pair him with Cisse, he will have more space and get his confidence back.
    Campbell and Armstrong will get experience from good experience striker like Huntelaar.
    His goal scoring record is amazing.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #15

    As I posted on Monday why don’t we go in for Remy again as we know what we are getting!

  • Blofal

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Sure sign Remy… but play him on the wing. We lack wingers and he was very effective on the wing.

  • anthc

    Jul 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #17

    More likely to sign dozy altidore than remy!
    If we really wanted him we should’ve pushed the boat out when he was here.
    Anyway wasn’t it rumoured ashley didn’t want him because of his atitude?
    Seriously this club is back to front and inside out!

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t want Remy at all

    – he doesn’t want to play with us
    – hw wasted so many easy chances last season
    even though he scored 14 goals .

  • AndyMac

    Jul 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #19

    We a Champions League club all of a sudden ?

    BS story like so many others surrounding our alleged transfer targets where we’re spending money. Free or very very cheap is the club motto nowadays.

  • musomag

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Even more BS transer stories….all ending with words to this effect ‘but of course this is extremely unlikely to happen…’

    Loic Remy is not ideal, goals are what we need.

  • toonluvva

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #21

    His agent is just us to get Arsenal to get a move and sign him up.

    If everything does fall through at the London end, I’d love to see him back in a NUFC shirt next season.

    Sadly, I think that we will have a battle to keep him at each transfer window.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Yep lets get a player who had a mysterious injury for our last games !!


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