Loic Remy Close To Signing For Liverpool

There’s news tonight that Liverpool will move in for QPR striker Loic Remy, and that will mean that another Newcastle striker target this summer will end up joining another club.

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Loic Remy – likely to join Liverpool

It had seemed that we may have had a chance early today with QPR manager Harry Redknapp saying he would like to keep Remy at the London club:

“I’m not sure what Loic wants to do. He will score goals and is a boy capable of getting 14-20 a year in the Premier League. We would like to keep him. “

¨He would really like to play Champions League football, but if  nothing comes along I’m sure he will come back and give us everything he’s got to make it a successful season.”

But with Liverpool needing to replace the departed Luis Suarez, it was clear they would go after a top striker, and it looks like Loic Remy is the one.

There is news in Italy that the player already had offers in England from Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Liverpool, and presumably he could stay at QPR.

Loic Remy is said to have rejected Newcastle because we cannot offer him European football, but there was still hope that we may get him on board if a top club didn’t come after him, after his potential Arsenal move seems to have collapsed when terms could not be agreed.

The news is that Tottenham are the latest club to gibe up on the French striker, after Loic Remy prefers Arsenal and Liverpool – so perhaps his agent still thinks he may get a wage deal agreed with the London club.

The news is that Liverpool have offered him a decent wage deal, and Sky Italia is reporting the player is close to joining Liverpool on a 5 year deal, with the deal close to completion.

Newcastle United still need to bring in two good strikers this summer.

Loic scored 17 goals in 27 appearances while on loan at Newcastle last season.

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55 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh woe is me. Does no one care about poor beermonkey? The shock therapy didn’t work. He can only wear those underpants so long in my view before we’re forced out of Cornwall.

  • Belfast

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Good signing for Liverpool..

    Will probably play on the left, rather than up front though.

    They’ll probably murder a right few sides next season with the pace they have in that team.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #3


  • Fostino

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #4

    playing with fire without a new proven goalscoring striker.

    would love to gernier..remy..and a top cb signed

    we could move on jonas..marv..obertan..ben afra(hate to say it..but we now have cabella)
    loan out sammy..perez..dummett..armstrong..

    p.sm remy 8s n9 Suarez

  • beermonkey

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #5


    losing knasher will hurt them
    remy might be a bit on the selfish side

  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #6

    The bin-dippers strike again!

  • Fostino

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #7

    they sell borini for 12 and buy remy for 8m….sunderland are a laughing stock

  • Dingo†®

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #8

    I have a feeling we will see one of these three through the door

    Joel Campbell
    Jack Rodwell
    Micah Richards

    its just a feeling though

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #9

    No matter what happens we need a quality striker and 2 CBS through door before the season starts. We have got some quality players in but need more

  • beermonkey

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #10

    qpr agree deal for caulker

    shame thought old soggy chops might have come in for taylor

  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Whilst we know that Mike Ashley has no emotional attachment to Newcastle United or fully understands what the club, his advertising vehicle for his main business, Sports Direct, I wonder whether he’s actually thought about why his popularity among Toon fans is almost non-existant?

    Sports Direct has many customers but has he ever considered what it means to them. Nothing, diddley squat!

    However, another business which rests under his ownership, Newcastle United is one which runs through the veins of many many good people, all over the world.

    Two such guys, John Alder and Liam Sweeney, died recently. John Alder and Liam Sweeney, died as victims of someone else’s action, died when they were flying some 9000 miles to watch an entity close to their hearts. Newcastle United clearly was in their DNA, in their blood which was sadly spilled following something very close to their hearts.

    How many Sports Direct customers would even raise a finger to support that business I wonder.

    Mr Ashley, please try to consider, nay empathise with fans such as John and Liam, think about the responsibility you shoulder, think about what Newcastle United means to people.

    It’s not a cash cow; it’s not an advertising hoarding, it’s many peoles’ lives!

    Please show some respect try to satisfy their wishes, their aspirations – those two guys didn’t ask for much other than knowing that the thing they worshipped for many years,, would try to show some ambition to win things.

    Is that too much to ask?

  • toon22

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Rip the two sad indeed.

    Hope the squad can see what it means to the fans

  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #13


    I had such a feeling once and went to the doc’s about it.

    The nurses are looking after me and the tablets help me sleep all day!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #14

    I can see Obertan is not on the plane either -so all three Frenchmen are being frozen out.

    When one sees the players going you cannot help feeling we are no way strong enough for next season. And what will they if Pardue’s attitude backfires on the club?

    At least we will have a new manager sooner rather than later.

    That is all from me tonight. See y’all tomorrow. Sweet dreams on Pardue scapegoating Benny among others 😉

  • Dingo†®

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #15


  • Dingo†®

    Jul 19, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #16

    i knaa……….. i must need some bed rest myself like

  • Sliema

    Jul 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #17

    £14million for Borini?!?!?!?!


    That is fantastic news!!!

  • pawl250

    Jul 19, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #18

    They reckon in region of 14m for Borini!!

    Lol I would sell him for that and buy Remy for 8m it’s basically 6m and a better player.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 19, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Rejected us because of no Europe? Nothing to do with the record abysmal results and generally pathetic performances then?

    Pardew publicly stating that he’s thankful we aren’t in Europe has done us no favours either.


  • Blofal

    Jul 19, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #20

    QPR and Sunderland monitoring Tim Cahill?

    I would pay him whatever he wanted to come play for Newcastle for 2 seasons.

    Watching him in the US and the world cup I can tell you now he is as good if not better than he was playing at Everton. Although injury prone.

  • Thump

    Jul 19, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Sunderland paid for Cisse’s flight, now they’re paying for Remy for the Bindippers.


  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 19, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #23

    @Dingo – I have pins and needles in my left foot.

    …Just sharing feelings…

    But, seriously, I can’t believe Sunderland are paying 14m for Borini!! He looked much better for them than for Liverpool when he looked abjectly poor.

    I hope we can get a CB and striker in, I think we’ll get one more but when Ashley chooses to buy he does seem to go for a big batch of players rather than the odd one or two: like the January when we got loads of our French players all at once.

    I think we can safely presume that it will be someone from a foreign league though I can’t see us paying ~5m for a backup striker so the one from Monaco is probably going to be our no.9.

    Better than Shefki Kuqi though!

  • thai-mag

    Jul 19, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #24

    I don’t think anyone expected Remy to sign for us anyway, what with him coming out to say Pardew agreed to drop him for the last game against the bin dippers so he didn’t get injured for the world cup, then Pardew coming out are saying he made it all up. It’s a bit of a coincidence if he does end up at Liverpool, he didn’t play and them going for the title. Maybe it should be looked at again, because Remy might have had Liverpool lined up for a move months in advance

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 6:17 AM

    Comment #25

    Bye bye Remy…we have Reviere now…

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #26

    Lilongwe Geordie
    Lilo do u know Andre Filipe who plays for Rio ave in Portugal ?
    Apparently he is a striker and I assume u have some background information regarding this type of unknown players…

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Morning…it will be quite interesting if Remy does go to Liverpool! With what happened last season some might say that is a coincidence I say not!

    …I would definitely have someone look in to that!

    I don’t like Remy anyway never have never will. But I don’t think we are going to buy another forward in Remy’ price range anyway.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #28

    ethiotoon…we have been linked to Ukra since 2009. He had done nothing to warrant our renewed interest. He is not a prolific goal scorer which is what we need!

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #29

    If we linked with him in 2009,I assume he must be 20 or sth.don’t u think his potential to score increase as his age goes by ?This type of players explode sometimes in a new league.take michu and benteke for example…

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #30

    It seems there were no player involved in the Debuchy deal – a straight deal at a very good price…for Arsenal.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #31

    ethiotoon…Ukra is 26 now and he has never been prolific – from what I hear hear he is a creative player who plays more on the right.

    I think Newcastle needs a prolific goal scorer, a target man who can setup players around him.

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #32

    How on earth Fabio borini cost £14m ?
    Fletcher £12m ?
    Looks like mackems r monkeys…
    Obertan should cost £10m then..

  • Slank

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Liverpool have money to burn after the Saurez sale and can afford to pay what Remy demands which are X amount wages and the Champions League.

    However, it is arguable that Liverpool are only in the Champions League because of Saurez and the collapse of ManU.

    Liverpool will have to dislodge either Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal or ManU to qualify for the competition again. This isn’t by any means guaranteed.

    Will ManU have another bad season, I doubt it under Van Gaal ? Will all the new players at Arsenal fail to click, possibly not ? Will Man City may fail to win the Premiership but still be there or thereabouts, probably ? And will the Special One lose his magic, who knows ?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #34

    ethiotoon…for all I care Sunderland can have Obertan if just they would pay his wages!

  • Slank

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Fabio Borini for £14M is symptomatic of transfers within the Premiership / England, grossly overpriced. Debuchy was the same.

    It has been reported many times before that many clubs look at Newcastle’s scouting and transfer policy with admiration and envy.

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #36


    So many ifs and buts as there is every season mate but that’s what makes footy special 😀

    Especially when the bigger teams capitulate on a massive scale like manure as it makes it all the more sweeter lol

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #37

    In that case we got oberan for a snip then 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #38

    Slank…I thought Debuchy was rather cheap compared, but yes Brits and players from the PL are truly overpriced.

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #39

    Imagine if we’d paid £8m+ for oberan lol I shudder to think

  • Slank

    Jul 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #40

    Obertan is not £10M. More like £3M to £5M.

    A player who doesn’t get a game generally doesn’t command a high transfer price.

    The same logic will apply to Marveaux and Ben Arfa.

    The club will probably lose out financially when these three move on but it wouldn’t surprise me if the club doesn’t haggle over the offer price for them, especially Ben Arfa who appears to be a disruptive influence.


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