The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle Closer To Signing Experienced Striker

9:06 am, Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

More positive news today that Newcastle’s pursuit of Loic Remy may even be successful, as the club move to secure the striker’s services on loan through the end of the season.

There are conflicting reports about whether Chelsea will allow Loic to leave on loan this month, but the player himself will want to do that to get regular playing time so he has a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in June.

loic remy at hull

Loic Remy while on loan at Newcastle

And since Loic Remy is low on the striker totem pole at Stamford Bridg, it would be a surprise if he wasn’t allowed to move on loan by new manager Guus Hiddink.

Loic had a very good loan spell at Newcastle for the 2013-2014 season and scored 14 Premier League goals in 26 league appearances for us.

That’s exactly the type of goal scoring we need if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.

Loic knows he would be an automatic starter at Newcastle and he would be well accepted by the Newcastle fans – even though he wouldn’t sign for us full time 18 months ago.

If Loic comes in and scores goals for us this season and helps save us from relegation, he will again be a hero on Tyneside and maybe he would even agree to sign for us full time in the summer?

His experiences with a bigger club like Chelsea have not been particularly good.

We think Loic would be perfect for Newcastle this season – if only we can get him in on loan.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Loic Remy · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SuperShearer // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    He was exactly what we needed when he chose to sign for QPR, he was exactly what we needed when he played here, he was exactly what we needed when he signed for Chelsea and he’s exactly what we need now…. only issue is…. he clearly doesn’t want to really play for us but will do so in order to further his Euro chances. Fine by me for a loan deal, get him in, get his goals, survive the drop, move on.

  • 2 jazzyp // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    A no brainer. Already use to the Pl, scored plenty for Qpr and did the same for us. Exactly what we need at this moment in time whether it just be a short fix or not

  • 3 Jib // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Which of the “fans” that post on here is going to be the first to slag Remy off I wonder?

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:21 AM


    It’s ridiculous I can’t think of a single good reason why NUFC fans would be in any way negative. No, it’s a head scratcher that one for sure.

  • 5 jazzyp // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Why be negative when it’s a definite positive.
    Yeah he chose Qpr over us, then nearly went Liverpool before moving on to Chelsea…. Get over it !!
    If bringing back Remy keeps us in the Pl then that should be the be all and end all of any Nufc’s fan

  • 6 lesh // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    He’s exactly what we need and we all know how Carr doesn’t do exactly what we needs!

  • 7 lesh // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    How are we closer to signing Remy?

  • 8 Derek // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    I’m confused. Where is the evidence that we are actually any closer to signing Remy in this article?

    Have we even approached Chelsea saying we’re interested?
    Are we going to pay a loan fee for him, if so how much is it?

    All I see here is a bit of his biography and Ed’s opinion and speculation as to why he should sign for us…

  • 9 Jib // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Rotonda heights
    The trouble is for plastics like you , ” negative ” is your default setting.
    Every time a piece of news about NUFC pops up your first thought is ” how can I put a bad spin on this”

  • 10 martoon // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Ed he has won a premiership champions medal with Chelsea so it’s not all bad. However I agree with others he would be a good loan to help get us out of trouble.

  • 11 WWSBRD // Jan 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Negative is the default setting for fans for quite a few reasons…too many to go through really though I dare say a simple googling would work

    It seems the upbeat Jib has backed himself into a corner and now feels the need to lash out at everyone who doesnt see the world through those tinted glasses

  • 12 geordiecal // Jan 6, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Guys, don’t often comment on here usually just read with interest however when you talk about being negative about Remy signing, I agree he would do a job but you should only get one chance to play for the toon. He is a mercenary and I wouldn’t have him back in the same way I opposed resigning Cabaye who is a great player but we shouldn’t forget the guy went on strike to force a move. Same with Carrol. You had your chance now jog on!

  • 13 posada // Jan 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Loic Remy is a mercenary.
    Don’t mind as long as he delivers.
    Better than a badge/shirt kisser that does anything but.

    I’m sick of players blowing smoke up the backsides of supporters saying how great we are. We don’t need telling.
    Win some games for us instead.

  • 14 widowmagandapoke // Jan 6, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Remy did it for us before he could do it again, but I can sense the moans coming: he’s a mercenary…. Chose QPR over us…. Can’t get his place at Chelsea etc etc. Well the foreign players are all mercenaries. He doesn’t have to be loyal to be useful and Chelsea have a surfeit of top talent. I rest my case.

  • 15 Ravostag // Jan 6, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    No chance

  • 16 SKAY1892 // Jan 6, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    If he goes anywhere it will be to Crystal Palace I suspect, based in London with a club not in a relegation battle and with a manager he has worked with before in Alan Pardew so knows he can work with him and will get game time. that would tick most of the boxes if I was a player looking to represent my country at a major tournament.

previous post: Newcastle Make Record Bid For French Striker

next post: It’s Fast Becoming Do Or Die For This Man