Goal is reporting today that Newcastle are still hoping to sign a striker before the end of the transfer window on Monday night, and that Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and QPR’s Loic Remy are still our top two targets.
Can Newcastle sign Lacazette or Remy by next Tuesday?
That’s even after Alexandre announced he would be staying at Lyon for next season, and that QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told the world that Loic Remy doesn’t want to go back to Newcastle.
Newcastle are also interested in Danny Welbeck, who seems no longer wanted by a struggling Manchester United side, but we have no chance of signing Danny, and since he’s English his transfer fee would be ridiculously high in any case.
Lacazette and Remy have been our top striker targets all summer, and the fact Newcastle are still hopeful could mean that things are not as cut and dried as they may appear from the outside.
Certainly if Loic Remy ends up playing for QPR this season, that wouldn’t be too good for a player who had dreams of joining either Arsenal or Liverpool this summer.
Maybe there’s a chance Arsenal could come in for him, after Remy’s French International colleague Olivier Giroud was injured over the weekend and is out until early next year.
Certainly he is a cheaper option than another striker Arsenal are said to now be interested in – Edinson Cavani of PSG – since the Uruguayan cost PSG a huge £64.5M when he signed on from Napoli last summer.
Newcastle could buy two teams with that money.
We are hopeful Newcastle can sign a decent striker before next Tuesday, but from what we can tell – there doesn’t seem to be too much chance of us getting either Lacazette or Remy over the line before next Tuesday.
But there’s always hope – we’ve been wrong before.
What do you think?
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