Latest News On Loic Remy’s Status


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.

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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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18 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    No is the answer. Remy has no deep commitment to the club and wants to be a Del Boy in London so that’s his call. Not sure about the “medical” story now – but it looks like that stays behind closed doors which only adds to the suspicions as to what’s going on. I don’t want to pay to watch a mercenary who will not have the respect of other players and who would only be a disruptive influence. Great teams happen because everyone shares the same passion and determination so find players who have those qualities and move on up.

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  • musomag

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Latest status: still a tosser

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  • Slank

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Toon @ 54

    I think you are clutching at straws with your comparison, although interesting, of Ashley’s wealth and the club’s spending. If there is a link it will be very tenuous.

    As Expat has previously said, Ashley stated that the club would have to be self sufficient by generating their own funds and developing their own players. He would not be putting anymore of his own money into the club.

    The club would appear to be adhering to his strategy.

    The club is a very attractive proposition to any young foreign players on the fringes of the Champions League.

    Playing for the club, they can get paid more, pay less tax and can showcase their talents to a much wider and bigger worldwide audience which in turn can give them the opportunity to more money and a Champions League club which may not have been the case if they had remained at their present club.

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  • Lost Plot

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I still be shocked if club sign anyone else before January

    Have we seen any of our dead wood drift away yet?

    Morning Toon

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  • thai-mag

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see QPR lending out a top player to a team that will most likely be competing with them in mid-table next season, it makes no sense at all

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  • dannitoon

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #6

    £15+m for remy or £15m for PEA…. although remy is premiership proven PEA did very well in Germany and the champions league… he’s younger and to succeed in Germany his attitude must be good…. PEA all day for me…. If we are in fact interested in either

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle have been punching their weight in recent years only in the sense that we have been underfed and so forced to punch light. This may have been necessary to get us back to a true fighting weight, after the excesses of previous stewards. We do seem to be a club now poised to be better able to consistently produce sides to challenge the top 6. If the that were in the owners mind.

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  • Slank

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #8

    I cannot believe the reason Liverpool gave (medical problem) is true.

    There must be something else as if he was such a crock I doubt he would have passed a medical at QPR and ourselves.

    He was good when he was playing for us but we gave him that opportunity after he made the mistake of going to QPR. I don’t think we should give me a third chance.

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  • Slank

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #9

    * me – him !

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  • thehen

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #10

    he is a quality player for sure, get him signed at all costs and when he is on a 5 year contract we call the shots not him.. i can understand why he wants to be in the champions league what player wouldnt and as for loyalty.. unless your a geordie then forget it, money talks and if i was offered more money elsewhere, would i move..simple answer yes

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  • Slank

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #11

    thehen

    Often ‘loyalty’ is penned to someone as a nicety when someone else might see them as having no ambition.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Scraping the bucket this morning..

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #13

    Morning all

    whats all this Bovine excrement about ben arfa to ac milan for 10mil ffs?!?!?

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  • hitman

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #14

    i heard that remy failed his med coz he has a very bad case of the farmer giles..
    slank didnt marv fail his med at the dippers but pass owas.

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  • thai-mag

    Jul 30, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #15

    I think Liverpool pulled out because he wanted to much money and his attitude to wanting the number 9 shirt, to big for his boots if you ask me.

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  • NYMAG

    Jul 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #16

    At first I wanted us to go all out for Remy but in retrospect I’m dead against any deal loan or otherwise. We should be nobody’s consolation prize….I doubt he failed the medical I think Rodgers instincts probably told him he was the wrong personality to bring into the group inspire of his obvious talent.

    We need a player who wants to come to us and help take us to the next level. Yes a player that wants champions league football but is ready to roll up his sleeves to help get us there and is not content to sign and be a bit part player at a bigger club….That’s why we should pass on Remy. Let him think about his greed and sense of entitlement at QPR…

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  • microbar

    Jul 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Let him listen to the DEFENING roar of 15,000 QPR supporters, Content in the knowledge they will never attain champions league football.
    This player is the perfect example of a mercenary.
    He has no place in this toon.

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  • SteJay

    Jul 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Please dont let us sign Remy, saw him in the new expendables film the other day-the mercenary pr*ck

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