Newcastle Now Bookies’ Favorites To Sign Loic Remy


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.

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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.

Should Newcastle Still Try To Sign Loic Remy?

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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.

Comments welcome.

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48 comments so far

  • Harley

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #1

    If he does sign, I hope it’s permanent and not another loan.

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  • firebug666

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #2

    If he refuses to sign a permanent deal with us this time (for me the only viable option), then it only goes to show his lack of commitment to the club, if he comes in on loan (even with a clause to buy), it tells us he is still looking to move on to a bigger club. For me he needs to commit to Newcastle this time or we should move on.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Harley

    Agreed. They can stick a loan deal up their ar$e. For me a 4 year deal is a must with a huge release clause when a CL.team comes calling next summer! We need to protect ourselves from his agent and his mercenary nature if we are going to bite the bullet and re sign him.

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  • Byker Boy

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    The Betting odds on Loic Remy signing for Newcastle has been suspended on Sky Sports.

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  • scitoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    45,000 votes!!! This is one very popular blog…

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    I havent voted either way. I am still unsure about signing him. Yes he gets goals. Its a commitment thing.

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  • Byker Boy

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    It is when you multiply it by 10 ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Morning all,

    Not sure if I might actually prefer a loan move for Remy tbh.

    It is clear as day that ultimately he doesn’t want to be here on a permanent basis, so what advantage do we really have by tying him down to a long contract?

    Do we think he will do anything better than he already has? I doubt his value is suddenly going to sky rocket at the age of 29.

    Maybe, just maybe, a loan is the best way forward for us. However, I’m not really sure why QPR would want to do that deal, unless it’s simply a case of needing him off the wage bill.

    I desperately want us to sign a decent striker, the type of striker this club needs. Do I think that’s Remy? Honestly, no. His goals for sure, but we can get them by doing a loan deal and keeping our options open.

    Maybe I just need another coffee. It’s not like me to try and talk Mikey outta spending some cash 🙂

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  • Bambams

    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Firebug666

    Spot on fella

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  • Mag52

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Top news that it looks as if we will sign Remy.
    Hopefully if we do then he’ll show more committment than he showed at the end of last season. It’s another two years before the European finals so we could be o.k. there.

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  • Byker Boy

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Get yourself another Coffee Ibiza, and easy on the milk ?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza

    Another problem with a loan deal is that we would still be paying the huge qpr wages. If we sign him we have a chance of lowering them.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Byker…Aye, might need to go for skimmed, clearly that semi-skimmed has gone straight to my head this morning 🙂

    Can someone explain to me the advantage of signing a player permanently, who clearly doesn’t want to be here long term? It’s not like he’s one for the future.

    Don’t worry though, the kettle is on and this ordeal may well be over soon.

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  • musomag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Aw FFS just buy him, it’ll give us something to bitch about all season

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  • expatmag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #15

    IBIZA

    Put a drop or two of scotch in it…….just to get the old ticker beating nate

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  • lesh

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #16

    Food for thought:

    The last player we signed after he failed a Liverpool medical proved to be a resounding success.

    Let’s hope that Remy’s not another Marveaux in the making!

    And, if we do sign him, he’ll need to sign on a ‘permanent’ basis with sensible release triggers, if they’re inserted into his contract!

    A loan, whilst minimising any risks to the club, doesn’t make sense, especially if Remy shows himself to be fit enough to cope with another season in the Prem.

    And, unless we sign a good, proven CB, we’re stuck with Colo, Williamson, Dummett and Saylor – the last two respectively inexperienced and injury prone.

    Maybe that’s all the more reason to retain Mbiwa and let him mature into the rigours of the Prem. The lad’s clearly got talent although he does have weaknesses in his game that we could try to coach out (have we a defensive coach who’s any good?), maybe through a loan with a recall clause.

    Hey ho, here we go – the roller-coaster’s gathering speed!

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  • expatmag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #17

    I dont want him at the club. There are others out there and more desperate to prove a point

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  • firebug666

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza

    If we sign him on another loan deal, are we not just setting ourselves up for this same scenario next summer. For me a permanent deal is a must, he has to show commitment to this club at the 3rd time of asking.

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  • yorkymag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #19

    Please no
    He will cause trouble a truly great player,or potentially anyway but in the long run he will make benny look like a pussy cat and for sure pardew will not be able to manage him one little bit

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #20

    Markaccus…Maybe mate. Not sure I see Remy lowering his wages tbh. From what I can gather he holds that amount close to his heart, but it could be a factor.

    I mean, he has already picked QPR and higher wages ahead of us before, I don’t really see why that would have changed now.

    Coffee Update: Sipping away people, eyes are starting to open a bit more. Still not much sense to be had. Stay tuned for more updates.

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  • lesh

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Wow, expatmag, didn’t know you were a ventriloquist (calling Ibiza ‘nate’)

    😉

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #22

    I can’t imagine remy will sign without another CL club release clause in his contract. His thinking is probably that there’s better players at newcastle so i can score more goals than at QPR and then hopefully a big club will come for me YAYYYY! Don’t want him here frankly surely theres other options?

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  • lesh

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Whoops, Norning Ibiza – enjoy your eye-opener and the bikini count of course!

    😀

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #24

    It’s great that we are signing quality players but it’s glossing over the biggest problem that we have ….The Glazier…His inept tactics and non man management skills…I’ll give em 4 games and he will be gone….Safestyle w.ant you

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  • Kris

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Does anyone know the squad for the games in Germany? I really hope Sissoko will be there – afraid he is on his way out.

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  • Byker Boy

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #26

    Advantages he scores 20 odd goals a season Disadvantages he doesn’t really want to be here. Well let me put it this way I’d be over the moon if he gets that many goals, as far as the Frenchman not wanting to be here, I personally although it’s hard to believe, divint give a toss.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    I think Liverpool were going to pay him 60k. He’s on 80 at qpr (unless i have wires crossed) so id be happy with a 20k cut.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #28

    firebug…Sorry mate, I don’t see what the difference is. Yohan Cabaye anyone? If he doesn’t want to be hear, he will always be on the look out.

    The only possible advantage I can see is that the club might make a profit on him, but at 29, is that really likely to happen?

    expat…Top of the ermmm….late afternoon to ya?

    Lesh…In what sense could he turn out to be like Marv?

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  • cestriasteve

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #29

    Expat

    I’m of the same opinion as you, how can the likes of Remy ever build a bond with a club, full of his own self worth and want the big money.

    However 13 million is cheap, we wouldn’t get any of our other interests for that much.

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #30

    Kris… I assume sissoko is there as cabellas in the squad and they should have been given equal time off. I think i read in the chronicle that krul and janmaat have traveled but they won’t play.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #31

    Ibizatoon

    I believe Remy is 27, if he does sign let’s hope he is more of a team player as last season he was greedy more greedy than HBA. Went missing in that 2nd half of the season like most and watched Arsenal in the final game of the season which probably sealed his fate with Wenger which is why he isn’t there. There were times when others especially Cisse were well placed and he went for glory or tried taking too many on…sounds familiar doesn’t it!!

    A decent player but not one I’d want with me if I was in the trenches.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #32

    He was very good last year, scored a lot and only that one issue by being ‘injured’ at liverpool in a dead game.

    Would only take a permanent deal, no more loans for him, he needs to commit fully.

    Seemed to be liked by the players, no stories of bust ups/trouble so should be good.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #33

    our toon

    strikers are always greedy, he backed it up with a good goal return so can be forgiven.

    I do agree he could have laid on a few assists but not many strikers do that.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #34

    our toon

    keep disagreeing with you…nothing personal, just different view, don’t want you thinking i’m always having a go at you

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #35

    I have a sweepstake running over here with a few guys on how many times will Lee Ryder include the word” Hail” in his headlinesin the Ronnygale in the coming season. Predicted 27.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #36

    Markaccus

    He was willing to take a pay cut to go to a champions league team. We aren’t a CL team and he knows we had no issues paying his wages last year, if anything he will ask for more money…don’t expect him to sign for less than what he’s on

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #37

    firebug…20 goals? Fairly sure that is the top end of what he can do, it’s more like 10-15, which don’t get me wrong is great and what we need.

    However, he was playing for the WC or his big transfer move. Will that still be the same? I can speculate of course.

    Still, I don’t see why he wouldn’t get the same amount of goals if he was in on loan?

    All of this hinges on the idea that the club would still be actively seeking our permanent striker for January or next summer. Laughable I know 🙂

    Lesh…The bikini count! I knew I was late for something!

    Markaccus…Fair enough. I wonder if this is similar to the transfer fee story doing the rounds, one price for top 4 and one for the rest of us bottom feeders 😉

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  • expatmag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #38

    Lesh….slip of the forefinger MATE

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #39

    OurToon…Thanks for that, it seems you are spot on, he’s 27 not 29!

    That does actually alter things slightly tbh from my point of view.

    As you were people, my input has been a complete waste of space this morning.

    Please, no need to tell me “as per usual Ibiza” 😉

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  • firebug666

    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #40

    Ibizatoon

    My point about commitment is this. As you say Remy does not want to be here, he is the sort of person that will come to work and do the bare minimum until home time. He is not the sort of person who will get out of bed eager to get to work, Pull on that black & white jersey with pride, and step out in front of 50,000 Geordie fans ready to bust a gut and go that extra mile to achieve that hero status.

    If we sign him he is going to have to show that he is committed for the long term IMO, or we are just going to be back here again next year, looking for a striker.

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