It seems that Newcastle beat off Crystal Palace for central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey a couple of weeks ago, but it could be difficult to do the same thing to lure Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan to Tyneside for the rest of the season.
It seems that three Premier League clubs are in the running to sign the 29 year-old French International on loan – with two of them – Swansea and Newcastle being in a relegation scrap.
Yes – that’s Loic Remy at Newcastle – he just scored – again
It seems that Loic will be available on loan this month if Chelsea can get former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato is brought in from the Corinthians in Brazil.
Alan Pardew needs more firepower up front and it could be that Loic wants to stay in London and that would certainly favor Palace – who have a good side with Yohan Cabaye starring, but they are starting to falter a little of late.
Pardew is also said to be running the rule over former Arsenal stars Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner.
However, the good news for Newcastle is the Sun is reporting that Loic has told friends he loved his time at Newcastle in the 2013-2014 season and he would consider a return to help us out in our relegation struggle.
Loic is a very good striker and would settle in immediately on Tyneside and even though he refused to sign permanently for us a couple of times the fans would welcome him back.
That’s because they know his goals could save us this season – plain and simple.
We hope Newcastle go all out to try to get Loic in on loan – whether or not we can also get Sadio Berahino signed from West Brom – and yes it could go down to the very last day of the transfer window.
Scoring goals is our big weakness and as we saw yesterday at Watford, we continue to miss the chances we are creating – and we need more firepower brought in this mointh if we are to survive in England’s top league.
But getting this man on Tyneside would be a huge boost for us, and it would cost very little – basically a loan fee and paying some of his wages.
What do you think?