News in the Chronicle today that Newcastle United still want to sign another striker over the last four days of this summer’s transfer window, but the chances of Newcastle being able to do that seem to be receding.
Loic Remy – Newcastle make new enquiry
And the new news today is that Newcastle have gone back in once again to see if we can persuade Loic Remy to sign for Newcastle, even though there has been news over the summer that he simply doesn’t want to join the club.
There has apparently been a new enquiry by Managing Director Lee Charnley, and with no big clubs coming in for him (yet), we suppose the hope is he would rather play for Newcastle in front of 50.000 gates than at a struggling QPR in front of crowds of around 17,000.
And QPR have been struggling having lost their first two league games and they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup last night, beaten 1-0 by Burton Albion.
But as we all know Loic has already chosen QPR over Newcastle once, basically for the higher wages he got at the small London club.
Arsenal remain potential suitors for the player, after they have found out this week Olivier Giroud’s ankle injury will keep him out of the Gunners side at least until next year.
We thought Remy would sign for Arsenal earlier this summer, but he was asking for too much in wages – even for the Gunners – so it’s clear that wages are a big part of the equation for the 24 times capped French International (5 goals).
It looks like Newcastle are letting Remy know there’s a starting position for him at Newcastle this season, should he not get any better offers before next Tuesday.
However, we would have liked to have seen more enthusiasm from the player to play in the famous black and white stripes, and Newcastle have brought in some very good players this summer and we can create chances – we just cannot score any goals at the moment.
But signing Loic Remy still has to be a long shot, and if we do manage to pull it off it would still be a terrific signing for us.
We’d still take him in a heartbeat, even though his attitude to playing for Newcastle over the last few months of the season before the World Cup left a lot to be desired.
On the other side of things, that could have been his last and only chance to play in a World Cup in his football career, so it’s understandable (we suppose), that he was concerned about getting injured.
What do you think?
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