It seems that Newcastle United have moved to the top of the pack of clubs who want to sign Loic Remy – but that pack may not be very big, and it could be that Newcastle are now the biggest club after Loic Remy – after he failed his medical for Liverpool last Monday in Boston.
Loic Remy – Newcastle now favorite to sign the striker
Liverpool have now lost all interest in the player, and there was news last night on Twitter that Newcastle were going to meet with QPR, Remy and his representatives in London to try to get a deal done – be it on loan for another season or a permanent move for Remy to Newcastle.
And on most of the betting sites like Ladbrokes and SkyBet – Newcastle are now easily the favorites to sign the player. – basically because no other club seems interested in Remy at the moment.
Alan Pardew didn’t mince words in his interview with BBC Newcastle yesterday – and it would make sense if Newcastle moved quickly to try to sign Loic Remy – who played extremely well for us last season, while on loan.
This is some of what Alan told BBC Radio Newcastle yesterday:
“It’s a straightforward deal if Loic and QPR decide to do business with us.” “The results speak for themselves. The fans loved him and I think it’s a great place for him personally.”
“There is a lot of baggage in the way at the moment because of what happened at Liverpool, and the fact he has a parent club in QPR.” “But I wouldn’t say we’re not interested in him, of course we would be.”
Loic is a good player and we wouldn’t be surprised if another Champions League club makes a move for him, so it will be important that Newcastle take this window of opportunity and move quickly to get Loic signed on at Newcastle – hopefully on a permanent deal.
And in our poll on whether we should sign Remy, the voting has gone from 50-50 24 hours ago after 1,000 votes, to 66% after 45000 votes now favor of wanting Loic Remy to be signed by Newcastle, so there seems to be mounting support for the player – even though he does carry some baggage.
And here’s a thought – if we can sign Clement Grenier from Lyon and Loic Remy from QPR this summer – this would be the best transfer window for Newcastle for at least 10 years.
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