If the news is to be believed today, then Newcastle are in negotiations with QPR to sign Loic Remy, and if Mike Ashley gets involved he could help to seal the deal and get Remy permanently on Tyneside – and with the breaking news that Newcastle have won the race to sign 23 year-old Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra from Shakhtar Donetsk – we could even have a cracking side for next season.
Loic Remy while on loan at Newcastle
One reason Newcastle lost the race to sign Loic Remy in January of last year was that the move was hijacked at the last minute by QPR.
But also their owner Tony Fernandes got involved personally to persuade Loic to join the club that was rock bottom of the Premier League at that time, and still finished bottom the following May – even through Loic scored 6 goals in 14 appearances for them.
This is what Remy said at the time, after playing a computer game with the QPR owner in late January of 2013:
“It showed to me what a good person Tony is.” “He showed his human side to me as an owner of the club.” “Harry Redknapp also played a big part in me coming here,”
“I spoke to him and Tony Fernandes at length, and they made it clear they wanted me here. They gave me the right motivation to join QPR.”
So now’s the time for both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew to get involved and put forward the vision of Newcastle United to Remy, and that we want to get back into the Champions League, which is what Alan Pardew has already stated a week or so ago.
Both owner and manager need to assist Managing Director Lee Charnley to get Loic Remy signed permanently for Newcastle – and then we should have a fine striker force next season.
That strike force could include Loic Remy, Emmanuel Riviere, Facundo Ferreyra, Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez and of course Papiss Cisse and young Adam Armstrong.
Looks (very) good to us.
And if we are successful in getting Loic Remy to Newcastle – all we need to do then is to sign Clement Grenier from Lyon.
Howay The Lads!!
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