Loic Remy had an excellent season for us on loan from QPR in 2013 – 2014 but he didn´t want to sign for Newcastle full time and after failing a medical at Liverpool he eventually signed on at Chelsea last year, but he hasn´t played too many times for them.
However with Diego Costa having been banned for three games earlier this week, he may get a chance to play against Newcastle on Saturday – in what is an important game for us, after losing our last four games.
Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle
Here´s what the French International striker has said about the upcoming game:
“I just want to feel better and now with the games coming, maybe I have the opportunity to play more, we will see.”
“It’s my old club, so it’s always a pleasure to play against them, but the manager will decide the best team and pick 11 players so we’ll see on Saturday.”
“I’m surprised at what is happening at Newcastle because they are quite a big team, strong. I am sure they will get better very soon.”
In January of 2013, when we were trying to recruit players to help us fight relegation, Remy was the one that got away although we did sign five Frenchmen that January.
Newcastle were given a verbal yes from Loic and his agents, when Loic was still at Marseille, but then they changed the location of the medical to London.
And while in London they talked to QPR and he surprisingly ended up signing for them – they were bottom of the league then – and finished bottom of the league in May, 2013.
Newcastle went after Loic in the summer of 2013 and got him in on loan for the following season.
While at Newcastle he had an excellent record – he played 27 games for us and scored 14 goals.
He would have been a great full time signing for us.