Loic Remy Too Expensive For Newcastle – £15M Fee Quoted


We always wondered why the reports last January said that Newcastle would have to pay out £15M for Loic Remy, when it was widely reported there was a release clause in his contract that he could be sold for just £8M – the amount QPR were said to pay Marseilles for the player when they nipped in to beat Newcastle to the signing 18 months ago, by offering the Frenchman huge wages.

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Loic Remy – would cost Newcastle £15M

That release clause was to protect Remy in case QPR were relegated from the Premier League,  which they were a year ago, but are now back in the top flight.

There are reports today about the details of  his QPR contract, and the release clause of £8M is only for English clubs in Europe – the top four clubs in England.

If the buying club is in the next two position in the PL – 5th and 6th – then the fee is £11M and the rest of the clubs will have to shell out £15M for him – which includes Newcastle.

But there was news last week that Mike Ashley was willing not only to meet the QPR transfer fee, but also the high wages Loic Remy is after, but we don’t know if that was just paper talk.

So while on the surface this looks like any deal for Loic would be too expensive for Newcastle – maybe Ashley will show he is willing to pay out the big bucks for very good players.

And Loic Remy proved  last season he can get the job done for Newcastle with 14 goals in just 27 appearances for the Tyneside club, and he looked a very good striker for us, although his attitude towards the end of the season was a little suspect.

It seems an opportunity for Mike Ashley to show he’s more ambitious than most Newcastle fans think.

Comments welcome.

Sean Borland has a student season ticket and since he will be away in Calgary studying for a while he wants to sell his season ticket for the first half of the season. The price is £140 – which is what he paid for it – you can contact Sean at s.borland@ncl.ac.uk

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206 comments so far

  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Next

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Remy to NUFC is not going to happen. He will be playing for a CL club either in England or abroad.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost:

    or do a 4-6-0 like Germany does?

    Just deploy Cabella, SDJ, Sissoko, Colback, Anita and Tiote into the box from time to time.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Jesper
    I didn’t say we did use a LAM or RAM
    I said now that we have signed 2 CAM’s I fully expect him to continue with the formation now he has the players to suit

    Why is Remy too expensive?
    With signings we’ve made and are reportedly about to make in Janmaat and Rivière then we still haven’t actually spent anything as the fees are covered by Cabaye and Debuchy
    Surely we had some form of transfer budget?

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  • banjax

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #5

    No doubt Hull City will snap him up !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Bobby mango
    Fully agree mate
    We need that Remy type forward to complete the line up

    Signing all that talent then sticking Carroll up top would be criminal!
    But yeah need that top CF or the whole window would of been for nothing

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail,
    Yeah, I fully expect to see Sports Direct.com replace Wonga if they do pull out. I bet Ashley is hoping it happens in the next few days so he can ship out a load of strips with exactly that on to Aus and NZ to maximise the benefit derived from touring there!

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  • firebug666

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    A lot of this is down to what the player wants, and Loic Remy seems to be unreasonable at time, his deal with Arsenal has reportedly stalled over his outrageous wage demands, he is a very good striker no doubt about that, but he seems to think he is better than he is and thus worth a lot more. I would love to see him come back to the Toon, but the reality is he won’t be back because he has priced himself out of our reach.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Tads…the use of a 4-5-1 would mean we don’t use either a CAM, RAM OT LAM wouldn’t you agree?

    …or maybe this is just a case of success has many fathers (it doesn’t have the same ring as the Danish saying…hmm)

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  • cestriasteve

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Loic Remy wants the champagne lifestyle of the capital, good player and I believe he could be a great player but he won’t realise his potential anywhere else other than Arsenal and I don’t think Wenger will go for him too much of his style of play already.

    PEA( another player who I don’t think we will sigh) would be a much much better player than Remy.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Tads,
    I doubt he is too expensive, but I can’t imagine Ashley being happy having to pay £7million more than other clubs for him. That will probably annoy him sufficiently to not bid. Or wait until no one agrees terms with Remy and then hope the player agitates for a move out of QPR and we can get him at the lower fee.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #12

    firebug
    Not sure id say outrageous wage demands, they just won’t match his current wages and tbh they don’t need to, they have no problem finding the net
    Us on the other hand….

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Lilo
    I’m not sure QPR can gamble on him being on the books, there making a lot of signings as per usual and desperately need to trim there finances
    Can see us getting him for £10-12 if he hasn’t moved in the next couple of weeks

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Jesper

    There are kids in Sunderland who also have “many fathers” 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #15

    I can’t see Arsenal going for Remy either. If they wanted him, he would be at Arsenal already!

    …which begs the question what will the poor lad do and how will he ever get that CL he craves so much?…maybe QPR will surprise us all 😉

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  • firebug666

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #16

    toonarmydownsouth

    Just quoting what I read a few days back mate. If he was moving for the same wages, we have already offered him that and he turned us down. Maybe because he wants CL, But a move would never be on the cards for Remy to Arsenal if they told him he would have to take a pay cut, he would have signed for Spurs now as they reportedly had a deal agreed with him. I think he wanted more money of Arsenal.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #17

    Tads,
    I agree, even though QPR have apparently said they want to keep him, they need cash in or they could end in serious trouble when the Prems FFP sanctions are announced in November. I reckon that is what Ashley is looking at, and if no other club has got him by the start of the season, I could see Ashley giving them a take it or leave it offer of £8million.

    Wages shouldn’t be an issue, according to most reports he is looking to match what he already earns, which we were paying him last season anyway.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #18

    Mark…I had a feeling the Danish saying meant something different 😉

    …or maybe the Scum just took it literally? lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Jesper
    If you want to be pedantic then okay it’s of a 4-2-3-1 but overall it’s the same thing so I’m not sure what your point is

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #20

    too expensive 😀 HAHAHAHAHAHHA

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Firebug,
    I’d read somewhere that so far Spurs and Arsenal have offered around £60k a week for him, a £20k drop from QPR and what we paid him.

    Personally, until it is a great financial deal for us, I doubt we will go for him at all this summer. That wouldn’t happen till late, and I’d much prefer to not be sweating on a top centre forward coming in when the season kicks off.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Firebug
    Ah reet, yeah think the kids dreaming if he thinks arsenal are going to pay him big bucks so his best bet for that would be spurs

    Still can’t see a huge rush from CL clubs for him in England but guess we’ll see

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #23

    good morning

    so if Wonga pull out of there sponsorship deal with us how long till sports direct appear on the shirts

    I don’t think were even in for remy
    given the way pardew treats people who question him, he banishes them
    do you really think he would would welcome him back after Remy’s passing of shot of he gave me the Liverpool game off as there was nothing to play for

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Tads…to be fair my point was in the saying!

    …and to be pedantic in no way are 4-5-1 and 4-2-3-1 the same (maybe that thinking is what got us trouble in the first place?)

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #25

    always said i cant really see him coming to us and know the club is signing players we shouldnt be getting but remy is one that you’d think money rules the heart and with ashley being the same it just doesnt make sense.

    if i had a choice i would be looking for someone bullish as a striker though tbh as none of our lads inc arma/campbell/perez/siem/cabella/cisse are that great at holding a ball up untill we get support.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #26

    Lilo
    Aye mate, QPR are going to get very desperate very soon which is why i was amazed there signing Ferdinand
    Read that if they don’t get the numbers down they stand to face a £50 million pound fine!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Jesper

    The scum are an easily led bunch. They think pot noodle is haute cuisine!

    Remy is going to suffer for his mercinary nature if he is not careful. I fo not think he will ever kick a ball again for QPR competitavely, so he has to move on.

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  • firebug666

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #28

    Lilongwe Geordie

    I agree, there are other targets we could go for now, and wash our hands of Remy unless QPR get desperate and we can steal him off them.

    The club still have plenty of work to do this window if we are going to have a competitive team before August.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #29

    Beermonkey…you are probably on to something there, but the question is would Remy really want to come back after witnessing Pardue first hand?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #30

    Jesper
    Have no idea what that saying was or meant
    I explained how i saw us to line up, many apologies if i got the numbering wrong, tragic error
    Still not sure what the point is, how do you expect us to line up?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #31

    Tads/Lilo

    That will serve them right. Wor lasd knows a qpr fan and he is not happy about the way they do business. It os self destructive in the end. I can see them going straight back down again due to all the mercinary has beens, and never wases es es es?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #32

    Mark…you gotta wonder what the poor lad will do if Arsenal don’t come calling?

    …cannot help gloating a bit, even though I can perfectly understand why he wouldn’t want to come here! 🙂

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  • firebug666

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #33

    toonarmydownsouth

    I was just pointing out the fact that while he was with France at the WC it was reported that a deal had been agreed with spurs but that he was holding out for Arsenal.

    I don’t know what goes on at the clubs, what is offered or not so just like you I can only comment on what I have read, nothing that is printed can be taken as facts until the clubs involved release a statement.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Jesper

    i agree. He is another french player who seems to be over-reliant on his agent, i little bit like Anelka really. Anelkas brother/agent kept taking strops, but it always reflected on the player. He could have had a fantastic career at Arsenal or another top four club, but he never stayed anywhere long enough.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Tads,
    They could also face points deductions, transfer restrictions etc. Crazy signing Ferdinand given he has sen playing less and less recently.

    Markaccus,
    I know a few QPR fans who are very worried. They are expecting a points deduction and fine which would be followed by relegation and more financial struggles. Most of them seem decent lads, and it would be a shame for QPR to go that way.

    Firebug,
    Yeah, time to move on to other targets we are still 3 players short in first team, plus there is little depth and experience to the squad still. 3 players for the match day 18, and then a couple of younger lads, or experienced lads to beef out the squad. Particularly if we manage to get shot of the players that we are trying to let go.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #36

    Not a sniff

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #37

    We don’t need Remy any more. for 15m,I would rather go for lacazatte.I think he probably end up at spurs or Liverpool.
    I don’t think Carroll is coming too..
    Ba packed his bag for Turkey
    So it’s better to concentrate on our initial targets instead of that rubbish rumours
    First thing first,let’s complete deals for janmaat and Reviere then freshen up,relax and analize what to do next.

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #38

    First thing first,let’s complete deals for
    Janmaat and Reviere ..

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Lil

    its madness. It will be hard on fans, but examples are going to have to be made of these clubs. Including the big boys.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #40

    Carroll debate – why not. Partner him with the new lad from Monaco.

    Might not be the prettiest football – but –
    Two big strong lads both good in the air and not bad on the ground either.

    Reasoning I think centre halves these days are a pretty poor bunch in the air and not the strongest
    Did not score many from corners or free kicks.
    Also Carroll makes a good centre half from opposing corners free kicks.

    That leads me on… we desparatly need someone who takes a decent free kick – since Cabaye went we have know one – except Raylor and I can’t see him getting in the first team

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