With Loic Remy’s move to Liverpool called off at the last moment earlier this week – presumably because some medical condition was found, the news today is that Newcastle will seek some assurances from the player about his commitment to Newcastle, before they make any new move for him.
Loic Remy – in Newcastle’s colors last season.
Remy is still a QPR player, and will begin pre-season training with them, but his situation is still far from certain, and other clubs may come in with a bid for him.
Remy has said consistently that he wants to sign for a club in the Champions League this summer, and that rules out Newcastle, who offered the player excellent terms in the summer, but Remy basically told Newcastle he didn’t want to sign for them.
There is news in the Northern Echo that Newcastle officials have had talks with QPR is recent days about Remy’s situation, and there was even news of another season long loan deal at Newcastle possibly being contemplated.
But unless and until Newcastle have some indication from Remy and his representatives that he wants to return to Newcastle, the Tyneside club will make no move for the player, who scored 14 goals in 27 appearances for the Magpies last season – with some other striker targets being pursued.
Newcastle officials are not happy with the way the French International conducted himself at the end of last season, with it being a little too obvious that he was more concerned about being fit for the World Cup for France, than playing games for Newcastle.
And Newcastle still have Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund as targets.
And there was news a day or two ago that Newcastle were trying to bring 23 year-old Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk on loan for next season.
So it almost seems like a stalemate with Remy at the moment, with the next move having to come from Loic Remy and his representatives – otherwise Newcastle will sign other striker target(s) this summer.
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