QPR striker Loic Remy is now available again, and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said today in various outlets, that he is interested in bringing the striker back to Newcastle.
Loic Remy - while at Newcastle last season
Alan Pardew has said this today to BBC Newcastle:
“There’s a lot of baggage in the way, but of course we are interested.” “He was a great player for us. I think Newcastle is a great place for him.”
But in our poll on whether fans think we should go after him, it’s currently split at 50% wanting him and 50% against the move – so if you haven’t yet voted – here’s your chance.
Pardew also had this to say about Loic Remy today in the Chronicle and Northern Echo, about Remy’s failed Liverpool medical:
“I didn’t expect that to happen and we certainly had no problem with Loic during his time with us.”
“I thought that deal was sealed and done which I’m sure the agent and player thought as well, so I’m surprised that the medical team had a problem.”
“We are monitoring things as we go, and it’s difficult when you ask questions about one player because I thought our young players were terrific.”
Pardew is very pleased with the strikers we have brought in so far this summer, and Ayoze Perez scored a good goal last night at Hillsborough to win the match against Sheffield Wednesday.
Loic seems to carry a bit of baggage with him, even though Alan says he had no problem with him last season – and certainly the relationship between manager and player was good.
And some of that baggage showed up in the last two months of last season, when he seemed to want to miss Newcastle’s matches to ensure he would be fit for France in the World Cup.
On the other side of the coin, he played great for us and scored 14 goals in 27 matches.
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