Should Newcastle Pay Big Wages And Try To Sign Remy?


Loic Remy went to QPR eighteen months ago, when it looked certain he would sign on at Newcastle, after a verbal agreement had been reached between Remy, his agents and Newcastle officials.

loic remy after scoring vital goal

Loic Remy – in action for Newcastle last season

But at the last minute he changes his mind and signed on at QPR, and it looked like he switched clubs at the last moment because QPR, who were bottom of the league at the time, offered him huge wages.

QPR stayed bottom of the league after January, and finished in 20th place that season and were relegated, but were promoted in the Championship play-off final against Derby County in May.

And since Newcastle have just had a second bid turned down by Lyon for 23 year-old striker target Alexandre Lacazette, and Liverpool did not sign Remy in Boston earlier this week, because of what is being reported as a failed medical – it could be that Newcastle will now go after Loic Remy once again.

But Newcastle are also aware that he turned Newcastle down 18 months ago, and this summer he has told the Tyneside club more than once, that he wants to sign for a Champions League club, but it could be that none of those big come after him, after his failed medical at Liverpool.

So that’s the quandary Newcastle find themselves in with Remy.

He also seemed more interested in keeping fit to play for France in the World Cup during April and May – than playing for Newcastle – although he did have an excellent season with 14 goals in 27 appearances for the Magpies while on loan.

Newcastle may have to pay Remy more than what captain Fabricio Coloccini is currently getting at Newcastle – if only to equal the wages QPR are paying the striker – money they cannot afford after they lost £66M in their last financial year, and have debts of around £168M.

Given the backdrop on the player – do you think Newcastle should still try to sign Loic Remy permanently?

Should Newcastle Still Try To Sign Loic Remy?

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21 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #1

    28 million for Lukaku…….

    Just seen the ssn update.

    Crazy price. Good footballer but not at that price

    imo

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  • p

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed needs to give more options. I would say yes but not at any cost

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  • Bambams

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #3

    I still tjink we have overlooked Cisse for this season. He is a fantastic ‘half chance finisher’ and if Rivvy can take the physical side and create knock downs/assists that Cisse does not have to think about….. He has the skills.

    Imo

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #4

    for his goals yes
    him no

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  • Blubber tits

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Obertan’s our new ST contender.

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  • Blubber tits

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Bambams

    They’ll rarely be on the pitch at the same time.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Happy to see Perez score. Lots of hype surrounding Aaron’s and Campbell, but this guy looks the more legitimate proposition for this season. At 20 is a little further down the track than the other two. Good skills and pace and does score goals and well.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Riviere scores more goals than Lukaku this season just to prove a point he’s not worth that much.

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  • p

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #9

    I would also say, I don’t have an issue with the lad.

    He promised to come here and do the best he could on loan and I think he did. Got us into a situation where relegation was not an issue like the season before.

    He felt he was a CL player who warranted 80k a week and that is his opinion, good luck to him on that as we would all likely do the same.

    He has no affinity with this club so, I don’t expect anything more than a paid professional and I pretty much think he delivered on that commitment.

    Lastly, different things will resonate with different people but my lasting memory of Remy was when he scored at St James Park and ran over and hugged someone in the disabled section. I don’t see him as the evil mercenary that others do.

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  • banjax

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #10

    There may be a clause in Remys contract saying it has to be £15m to clubs outside the Top 4 but it does’nt have to be that price, because Remy can request the clause to be recised or removed if the right wage packet comes along. Otherwise forget him and look elsewhere.

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #11

    28m for lukaku is too much though and sums up the over inflated prices of players this summer. How many players did we get for 28m!?!? What happens if lukaku picks up an injury!? 28m wasted in a club that really cannot afford it…..

    Shame

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  • musomag

    Jul 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #12

    No, much easier and cheaper to let someone else deal with his ego and various other issues.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 30, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #13

    P- Same here mate. I don’t hold a grudge on Remy for being ambitious and obviously wanting more money, who wouldn’t want more money?

    He is once again available for us and he has already proved himself in the EPL and in our weakened team of last season.

    A clinical finisher with pace is what we’re crying our for and he is just that, still has his best years ahead of him too.

    I would make him our top earner ahead of Colo as our captain will play out his final year for us and Remy will score us bucket loads of goals earning his money imo.

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  • SUFC_rule

    Jul 31, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #14

    You have to lure players with huge wages, whereas he would play for Sunderland for the passion and pride

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  • usmagpie

    Jul 31, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Sorry Remy is dead to me, yes he scored goals for us but please don’t forget he turned us down for QPR over a game on a play station. To be honest he has had some injury worries and at the end of the season wasn’t really that interested in playing for the fans. So for me no #$%king way should we sign him.

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  • lesh

    Jul 31, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Remy’s just being greedy. It should be a question of QPR or us and if he’s angling for more money, forget him, he’s seemingly become a mercenary!

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  • toonicle

    Jul 31, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #17

    I voted no also, sure he can score but he obviously doesn’t want to play for us and the way he acted when the world cup was coming up leaves a bad taste for me. Goes against the way we are trying act in the transfer market if we give huge wages to a guy who’s turned us down at least twice already. You’d think he would fit right in with all our french players but he doesn’t like us for some reason.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 31, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #18

    I voted no .
    How many times does Remy have to knock us back before the penny finally drops.
    Just say we did sign Remy and he had a good season.
    He would be sold the following season and we would be left looking for another striker bcos we know he,s not that bothered about hanging around.
    i would much rather bring in someone who genuinely wants to play and stay at the club for at least 2 or 3 seasons.

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  • Big Steve

    Jul 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Get him in now. Perez a bit young. Riviere unproven and Cisse was born offside.
    No brainer for me.

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  • aussiemag

    Jul 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Long long long time since I have posted but am in total agreeance with Big Steve. Take your hat off mate very good comment could not have said it better myself regarding our current striker status. Has anyone seen or heard of Richy and his amazing facts or wonderment of unbelievable rumors of late. PS just goes to show how long it has been since I have posted he has probably changed online names on this website more then 3 times 9th more now I guess? With an N and an E and a WC an A and an S and a TLE UNITED. NEWCASTLE UNITED FC!!!!!!

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  • aussiemag

    Jul 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Long long long time since I have posted but am in total agreeance with Big Steve. Take your hat off mate very good comment could not have said it better myself regarding our current striker status. Has anyone seen or heard of Richy and his amazing facts or wonderment of unbelievable rumors of late. PS just goes to show how long it has been since I have posted he has probably changed online names on this website more then 3 times or more b6 now I guess? With an N and an E and a WC an A and an S and a TLE UNITED. NEWCASTLE UNITED FC!!!!!!

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