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.
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.