Newcastle Make Move To Sign Loic Remy On Loan


ESPN are reporting that Newcastle have contacted Chelsea about a loan deal for striker Loic Remy, and as we know Loic wants to get first team football for the rest of the season so he has a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 finals in June.

There was news earlier today that Crystal Palace had cooled their interest in the striker and that made Newcastle favorites to get the striker in and it looks like the Magpies are moving to try to get the local deal signed.

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Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle two years ago

It is dependent on Chelsea signing Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato of Corinthians but the latest reports are that deal is now close to being completed.

Newcastle look to have another player coming in over the next 24 hours with Andros Townsend telling Sky Sports he is excited to be joining Newcastle.

The 24 year-old England International winger said once he knew Newcastle were interested in signing him a  few months ago – he only wanted to join the Tyneside club.

Getting a striker in to go with signings Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and now Andros Townsend could well be our most important signing in January.

And with the Saido Berahino deal looking difficult to close – it could be that Newcastle are going all out to sign Loic Remy on loan.

We hope Newcastle going all out to sign Loic Remy on loan.

ESPN are also reporting that Remy would welcome a return to Newcastle and now it seems the (very) good news is that we have contacted  Chelsea about  a loan deal.

Alexandre Pato is said to be on his way to London to complete his deal to Chelsea – so this is good timing by Newcastle.

If we can get Loic on loan for the rest of the season it could be the deal that can save us from relegation this season.

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119 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Crystal Palace are the 5/2 favourites with Sky Bet to sign Loic Remy before the transfer window slams shut, while Newcastle can be backed at 100/30 to swoop for the Chelsea striker and Leicester are outsiders at 22/1 to complete a deal.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #2

    What happened to the rumours of the Lacazette deal?

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  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Alot of Chelsea fans think they’d be mad to let him go due to Costa’s injury although they say he’s lost a lot of his pace.

    I hope we get him though.

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  • Goldmbemba

    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    theres not enough ‘noise’ out there on lacazette. i think thats a sign. only 1 or 2 sources are hinting at it? and theres nothing concrete in there.

    just imagine if we were just getting cisse for the first time…. where is that cisse these days? how did he score so many amazing goals and then nothing? cant think of many players who have lost form so dramatically for us.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Well with Townsend coming in, that takes the spending up to nearly £80m, so no one can slate ashley for not trying to improve us. This season, the responsibility lies at mcclaren/charnley/carr’s door.

    Stay up this season, then look for a better, more progressive young manager. Surely ashley will see that the fact he’s spent so much and we’re still in the bottom 3, that mcclaren isn’t good enough, I mean he’s got to be very annoyed by that.

    Absolute dream would be getting someone like Eddie Howe, young, knows the modern game, very nice style of football, very astute coaching and tactics. He’d be a massive step up from mcclaren, worked miracles with bournemouth, secretly hoping they go down this season so then he could come available, but i think they’ve played well enough and have the quality to stay up

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  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Perfect player to come, knows the club and more importantly he knows how to hit the back of the net, still disgusted that we have again come to a point where we are panicking to try and save our place in the league. Charnley and Carr need to be kicked out of the club as the blame is firmly at their door

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s all good news if it all pans out, but is it they are so reluctant to do something about that defense?

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    @JackButler – 100% agreed. This window has demonstrated that the current model doesn’t work. It’s McClaren saying “no, we need to sign Premiership players” – I’d keep Carr but demote him to a regular head scout and allow the manager to have final say on signings.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #9

    one of the main reasons we’re where we are is our makeshift defence…we simply have to invest at the back or all this money spent in the last two windows will be thrown down the drain.

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  • Dagwoodz

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Remy did well enough the last time he was here, but I don’t know if he is what we are looking for now. Lacazette is making noises about moving in the summer. Remy on loan and a pre-contract agreement for Lacazette in the summer pending our avoiding relegation? Might be the way forward.

    I’m not sold at ALL on Berahino. I think he is not the type of personality we need in the dressing room.

    I hope AT does well for us. Until he gives me cause to criticise him, I say it’s a positive addition to the squad / starting team. I think we over paid by about 2-3 million quid, but in the January window there will always be a higher price to be paid.

    Ideal situation, in my eyes, would be to get Remy in on loan, get Lacazette on a pre-contract agreement to come in the summer. Avoid relegation. Get shot of Riverie, Cisse, Obertan, Marveaux, and Willo. Bring in Jetro Willems, Lacazette, Arma back from Coventry, and hopefully Thauvin will have built some confidence back from his loan spell back in France. Would be nice to sign a powerful CB, (Koulibaly from Naaaapoli would be nice…give them Sissoko and take Koulibaly and ~£8M)

    OUTS
    Obertan
    Marveaux
    Willo
    Cisse
    Riverie

    INS
    Lacazette
    Arma (loan return)
    Thauvin (loan return)
    Willems
    Koulibaly

    Not really realistic, but would be nice to see something along those lines…

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  • El Sleeve

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #11

    A CB and LB next please

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  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesper

    Our back four will remain as it is by the looks of things, which is beyond stupid seeings as we have one right back, no true fit left back, while our centre half position is temperamental to put it politely. People talk about Coldback and Anita being able to cover but that just shows how unbalanced our squad is

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #13

    BandB…….Ashley’s motives for improving the team belong to him. If things are changing at last for the better then that can only benefit us as fans. Rebuilding the team has to be done in stages as we can’t just buy eleven new players. It does appear that the process has begun which is long overdue but at least it’s better than shopping in the bargain bins as before. Wudda shudda cudda isn’t a solution for improvement going forward.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #14

    JB…I totally agree mate. And maybe our lack of goals comes from a unbalanced back four.

    Most goals comes from the back. You need a solid defense in order to have an effective offense.

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  • lukes26

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #15

    I hopped over to the Tottenham blogs to see what they were saying about the transfer….since i have no idea how good he is

    For the most part they like townsend and sad to see him go, although they think we paid too much for him.

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Ssn reporting Pato deal to Chelsea almost finalised. So it’s now or never for Remy

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  • switch365

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Who’d you rather buy,-
    £22m Lacazette or £10m Moussa Dembele and £10m Joel Matip?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #18

    lukes26…he’s English! Of course we overpaid.

    It’s like buying property in central London compared to Devon 😉

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  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #19

    SuperShearer

    I’d replace Carr completely as if you look at his signings, for the most part, they have little to no pace and most simply can’t stand up to the physical side of the EPL.

    There is an argument that Charnley simply picks the cheaper players on the list of targets, but how many millions have been wasted on players that should never have made it onto the list in the first place?

    I think we need a complete clear out at the top if Ashkey intends to stay if only to ensure we don’t end up fighting off relegation every single year as to be fair to Ashley the past few Windows he has allowed the money to be spent but again so much of it has been wasted and so many obvious flaws in the squad are constantly overlooked.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #20

    switch365…we need both a FW and a CB 😉

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  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Regarding Townsend and Remy (if he comes) don’t expect them to necessarily hit the ground running, they’ve hardly had much playing time between them. It could take time for them to get up to pace, something we haven’t got.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Jesper

    Agree mate, you always build from the back apart from us as we always overlook the back four.

    Switch

    Matip is a done deal to Liverpool in the summer by all accounts

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon kk @2

    I think this whole notion about remy having pace is a fallacy. He’s not a speedy forward at all in my book. Not taking anything away from his ability but he’s definitely no speed demon

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #24

    think remy will stay in london if he gets the chance

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  • banjax

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Good news about Townsend hopefully he passes his medical ok and hopefully we can get Remy in as well because he is a proven goal scorer, an area where we are sadly lacking. Finally can we have at least one decent defender into the club as well because we are leaking goals badly at the back.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #26

    took kk…I think that’s a good point. Personally I don’t think we can buy us out I this mess anyway. We needed players and that’s what they are rectifying…they just don’t have their priority straight!

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  • BandB

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Can I ask?
    Just who is Ashley to you?

    You’ll slag the players, slag the manager, slag the coaches, and slag club legends as no-marks.

    You seem equally cheerful and un-phased if we are bottom of the league or on record losing streaks.

    Yet if anyone dares to suggest that Ashers is anything less than perfect, you are on in droves, repeating exactly the same line that a person who isn’t an Ashley enthusiast has an anti-club agenda.

    It’s ME and people like me who seem genuinely concerned if we go down.

    Que sera to relegation Jib said. And that the Keegan years were the worst thing that could have happened to us.

    Along with the accompanying sock-puppetry, it stinks of shilling.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Let’s have a reality check. Close to £100m spent and we’re talking about needing Remy on loan. There’s only two players justifying their price tag: Gini and Mbemba. How come Watford spend a small fraction of what we spend, look better prepared and still manage to tonk us routinely?

    £100m! It’s like spending £100 at Waitrose, getting home, unpacking and disbelieving how little you’ve got. You can’t think what you can have for tea.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Spending massive amounts of money on players doesn’t buy you a successful team. Especially when you’re buying in a panic. Success comes with hard work and careful craft. I just can’t believe it’s looking like groundhog day, back to Loic Remy on loan. £100m spend and no goalscorer or top CB on the books. What a disgrace.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyone else thought that Townsend referring to the fact that centre forward and left wing are the best positions for Newcastle could be him foreshadowing that himself and a Centre forward is coming in? Ala Loic Remy joining in a double deal tomorrow?

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #31

    Well Jeff, guess we’ll just have to wait and see whether Mike’s generous splurge is down to long term ambition or his desire to be in the ring when the TV money is being flung around, won’t we? 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Having whined about all that though ha ha it would be a pretty sorry state of affairs if we still struggled or even went down wouldn’t it? it’s bound to at least galvanise the incumbents if nothing else.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki

    Wait who’s Jeff? I see that name being flung around on here so often haha. Unless you’re talking about Jfb? He actually still around?

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  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Blackley.
    There’s been a massive loosing attitude at the club for a long time mixed with lack of confidence and quality. Some of the players brought in were a gamble with the off chance of future resale in mind. Having a massive French theme is a mystery tbh.
    Personally I think it’s taken Macca along time with the help of new signings to start to change things. Although it’s still difficult through lack of quality in key areas.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Yes Ymfb, Jib is our old blog nemesis Jeff. He routinely answers to it now rather than lamely denying it. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #36

    A massive loosing of the bowels imo. 😀

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki

    Jib is Jfb? I have some catching up to do haha. What is your opinion on Townsend? You think he’s what we need?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #38

    BandB…… I think the majority on here agree that Ashley is an extremely unpleasant individual who has made some stupid , selfish decisions that have adversely affected our club. If we accept that making our feelings known to him gained his attention and maybe provoked him to change his agenda slightly, then we are now seeing some steps in the right direction.

    Admittedly we should not be in this position in the league and the investment in the team is long, long overdue . This is also not a case of Ashley being redeemed, but it does appear that he has allowed money to be spent and as he is not responsible for choosing the new players or picking and coaching the team then allowing an all consuming , obsessive hatred of Mike Ashley to dominate all aspects of supporting our great club does not appeal to most of us. After all it is our club as much as his.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon kk
    We haven’t even offloaded the deadwood that I was saying needed to ho in the summer.

    Makro should be doing better with what he’s got. As average manager, he desperately needs quality players. A goalscorer and CB have long been a priority. What is going on? I strongly suspected in the summer we’d end up over a barrel.

    Still there’s a week to go. Pah!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon kk

    The French Revolution becomes a little clearer when you look at the fact that Ashley opened SD in France and took on Decathlon, the biggest sports retailer in the country, at about the same time as we started raiding French clubs for cheap additions.

    Coincidence or conspiracy theory???

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