This Could be Newcastle´s Plan B If Berahino Bid Fails


26 year-old Corinthians and former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato will be arriving at Chelsea this week and that will see Loic Remy fall even further down the totem pole at the south London club.

Loic Remy is very keen to play first team football thorough the rest of the season, so he has some hope of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 finals to be played in France in June – and he will not get that at Chelsea.

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Loic Remy – when on loan at Newcastle

With Pato´s arrival it´s almost certain that Loic Remy will be made available by new manager Guus Hiddink  Remy but Newcastle at the moment are trying to sign West Brom striker Loic Remy.

Newcastle do have a plan B if they cannot get Berahino in the next couple of days and we have to believe that could be to go all-out to get Loic in on loan, because he´s a proven Premier League goalscorer and would settle very quickly at Newcastle.

While on loan during the 2013-2014 season for us he scored 14 league goals in 26 Premier League appearances for the side – a good record.

However, his history with Newcastle is not all that great and he turned us down for bottom-placed QPR three years ago when we were again in relegation trouble.

Loic also turned Newcastle down at the end of his loan spell on Tyneside because he wanted to sign for a bigger club playing in the Champions League.

He failed a medical in Boston so didn´t join Liverpool,  but he then signed on at Chelsea very late in the 2014 summer transfer window – but has not played much for the Blues and has never been a regular first team starter.

He could do a good job for us this season and he´s a better option than signing 30 year-old Bafe Gomis for £7M from Swansea.

Why not keep the £7M for the new striker who will be coming in permanently over the summer and go all out to get Loic in for a relatively small loan fee.

What do  you think?

Comments welcome.


203 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Marseille have made a loan offer with an option to buy for AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia.

    Now we talking guys. Think he may be around 29 but a cracking forward. Definitely on a par with remy !!

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Doumbia stats
    Years
    Team Apps† (Gls)†

    2007–2008
    Kashiwa Reysol 24 (3)

    2009
    Tokushima Vortis 16 (7)

    2009–2011
    Young Boys 64 (50)

    2011–2015
    CSKA Moscow 96 (81)

    2015–
    Roma 13 (2)

    2015–2016
    ? CSKA Moscow (loan) 13 (5

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Jazzy

    Them stats are not bad at all worth a punt I would say

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    SEYDOU DOUMBIA Cote d’Ivoire Serie A Ivory Coast AS Roma CSKA Moscow
    Seydou Doumbia
    GLOBALPICS
    Date of birth:
    Dec 31, 1987 in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire
    Age: 28
    Nationality: Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire
    Height: 1,79 m
    Contract until: 30.06.2019
    In the team since: Jan 31, 2015
    Current club: AS Roma ( Italy 1. league)
    Position: Centre Forward
    Player’s agent: Universal Management SA
    Current National player: Cote d’Ivoire Ivory Coast
    Market value:
    £10.50m

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Jazzy

    I agree mate as good as any and would be available way cheaper than Bera

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Jazzy

    Would be available for the short term as well even if just a loan as would Remy

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Shelvey seems very entrenched in the idea that all Newcastle fans fans are from crime riddled council estates where there is a fine line of being a succes by getting a job in a factory or going to jail for drugs ?

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    F@ckin hell Jazzy you read my mind !!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Roma mustn’t of thought he was that good

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Am I seeing things?

    I’m sure I’ve just seen Kevin Nolan is player manager of Orient, sure it just popped up on SSN

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Beharinho hasn’t got a very good goals to games ratio, surely there’s better out there for that kind of money. Will be a sickner if Austin grabs 1 in two for Soton.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    WWS

    Chelsea cannot think Remy is that good as he hardly plays, But we are willing to take him back pal on a loan ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    OP,
    He was out of contract wasn’t he, he must have plain turned down fat Sams offer to play for that lot.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    jazzyp,
    Has our policy really changed though to buy a 29 year old with no sell on value

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Demba Ba linked with a return to West ham…….Guarantees goals.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Is Jazzy talking to himself here???

    A short term plan B is god, Remy to the left of the front 3 would be a good option to have and give us back up for Mitro as and when required.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    JFA

    Haha, good I couldn’t bare the chicken dance against us in the next derby.

    Doumbia is a machine, unfortunately wrong age wrong agent and probably out of our wage range.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Plan B’s aren’t god, but they are good…..

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail

    Who knows bud. I personally thought we were entrenched in the French market or constantly looking in the bargain basement.

    If we were to land Bera for 18-20 mill after Shelvey at 12. Would you say that is a definite shift in transfer policies we have adopted for so many seasons ?

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  • mad-serb

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #20

    Some entertainment for an entertaining day ahead. Found the Townshend negotiations 🙂

    https://twitter.com/BlackWhiteBarmy/status/689908618859274241?s=09

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #21

    Lilongwe

    No mate that’s just my other half isn’t it Jazz ?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #22

    Lg

    I was dreaming a little yesterday and thinking about if we got Remy and Berihinio.

    A front 3 Remy Mitro Berihinio, liked the thought of that but struggled to put 3 behind them who’d cope.

    It’d be nice to have that headache though

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #23

    Soccer Sauce
    ?@soccer_sauce If Berahino deal fails to transpire-I would suggest that Pato’s arrival at Chelsea would open up opportunity for #NUFC and Loic Remy

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Jazzy,
    You want to be careful with that! People love a multiple scandal on here!

    OP,
    Ha, I’m not sure where the service would come from with them as a trio! Would be a nice problem to have.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #25

    jazzy
    Roma aren’t Chelsea though mate

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #26

    Doumbia and Remy either side of Mitro. Gini .. Sissoko and Shelvey behind.

    be damn exciting to watch going forward, Defensively not so good lol !

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #27

    Jail, either Austin didnt fancy the north east, or we were badly wrong footed. Given that we have been limked with him for ages, and neither party cooled the link, i think we were wrong footed. I dont think our MD is the problem at Newcastle as such, but I think he was wrong footed here. Its a steal for Southampton and if he stays fit he will score a hatful. The guys on here who scoffed at his suitability will look a bit daft then. Anyoine who scored 18 goals for QPR has to be looked at seriously. I dont care if he isnt tall enough.fast enough or doesnt suit the daft FIFA typoe teams that guys dream about on here – if he bags 18 goals he is good. But then , many of our fans would refuse Mickey Quinn now because he wasnt athletic enough for goodness sake.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #28

    Lg

    We’d have to keep Willo for his long passing up the pitch 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #29

    Jazzy, I think Gini wants to play further up the pitch. Suits him no end.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #30

    Lilongwe

    Love a scandal !!

    WWS

    Ya damn right mate….Roma are fighting for the league and Chelsea are fighting relegation

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #31

    Munster

    I agree mate keep where he is, He’s looking an awesome talent. reminds me a lot of Lampard’s goal scoring exploits from midfield…But faster

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #32

    Jail, I winced when I read his words too! ” I’m a tough bastard who understands drugs joblessness and violence and getting pissed up. I should fit right in here ” 🙂 A few Makems must be smiling this morning !

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #33

    jazzy
    Chelsea are reigning champions and consistently fight for the title let’s not underestimate one of the best teams in the league

    My point was more Chelsea are a very unique club. Also Remy has proven he can do it in the prem whereas Roma mustn’t of though Doumbia could make it in theirs

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #34

    Munster

    You remember Mitchu?

    Why wasn’t there a massive fight for his signature, there’s plenty of other teams who need a foward as much or more than us.

    The only people shouting for Austin to go to a Pl club where pundits and papers, we all know they know SFA.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #35

    Jazzyp,
    Yes and no, it would definitely suggest a change as Shelvey was the first British player with PL experience we have paid a fee for over five years, personally I think the Beranhio thing is another smokescreen fiasco. It would definitely show that there hasn’t been a change if Remy or Ba were available for reaso anle fees and wages and we did buy Berahino simply because he fits our profile. Our buy with sell on has largely been a failure up to now and is too rigid.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #36

    op
    The only reason people complained about Austin going to the pl was the fee QPR wanted

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Austin wasn’t really what we needed anyway.

    And imagine QPR wanted £15M and got £4M. How wrong we were to oppose an offer fit him in the summer…not!!

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #38

    WWSBRD
    and most people were wrong with the fee 10/15m….saints looks like they paid 4m ……i don’t think we were in for him

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #39

    WW…,
    Only time will tell, there’ll be a lot of told you so-ing however he does

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #40

    QPR must have written off the idea of being promoted to risk letting him go

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