There´s a report in France that Steve McClaren is more than interested in bringing Loic Remy back to Newcastle in January and maybe on loan.
The report is in Le10Sport but the main just of the article is that Lille are looking around for strikers and are interested in giving Loic Remy some playing time.
Loic was never a favorite of Jose Mourinho’s but with Jose being fired yesterday and Guus Hiddink taking over for the second time as caretaker manager things may be looking up for the French Striker at Stamford Bridge.
Loic Remy at Chelsea
One of the problems Lille will have is matching the wages the 28 year-old gets in London and their chances of getting the French International striker have to be slim at best.
But the report then goes on to say that Steve McClaren is keen on getting the striker in on loan next month.
On the surface of it that would probably work but Newcastle very rarely give a second chance to players who willingly leave Newcastle and don’t want to sign a deal with us or leave for bigger clubs..
A similar thing happened with Yohan Cabaye in the summer but given how Cabaye has performed in London for Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace he would have been a great signing for us last summer.
But at best this report of Newcastle wanting Loic Remy on loan next month seems fanciful at best.
Loic Remy had his chance to sign for us eighteen months ago and he didn’t and since then he’s been mostly on the bench at Chelsea.
But Loic will also be motivated to get more playing time through the end of the season, so he has a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 tournament next June – which takes place in France.
Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace knows all about Loic Remy from his time at Newcastle, and the Londoner made a valiant attempt to sign Loic in the summer, but he was unsuccessful.
It’s expected Pardew could be back in for Loic next month and he could even be successful with Loic already in London – and Stamford Bridge is only about 8 miles away from Selhurst Park.
While on loan to us from QPR in the 2013-2014 season Loic Remy played 27 times with 14 goals – a very good record.