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 – 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?
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