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Newcastle Move Closer To Signing Loic Remy On Loan

7:46 am, Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 35 Comments

ESPN are reporting today that Newcastle are now in a strong position to sign Chelsea’s Loic Remy on loan for the rest of the season and the reason for that is one of his suitors – Crystal Palace and his former manager Alan Pardew – have pulled out of the race to sign him.

The news is that Palace are now unlikely to move for Remy who will only be allowed to leave Chelsea if they can sign Corinthians and former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato.

loic remy goalscorer

Loic Remy while on loan at Newcastle two years ago

But ESPN and other outlets are reporting today that deal is very close to being completed – and once it goes through Newcastle seem to have a very good chance of getting the French International striker back to the north-east.

Of all the strikers we could sign over the second half of the season Loic could be the best bet, because he has already done the job at Newcastle once before.

Loic scored 14 goals in 26 appearances when he was on loan for us in the 2013-2014 season.

He has also told friends he would be willing to john Newcastle on loan this month.

One concern Newcastle will have is that this thing could drag on if Pato isn´t signed soon.

Newcastle do not want to leave things until the last couple of days of the transfer window to get a top striker in – so its important for Newcastle that Chelsea sign Pato soon.

Newcastle are still trying to get 22 year-old striker Saido Berahino in from West Brom, and it will be interesting what Newcastle would do if both became available – although that´s very unlikely.

They wouldn´t want to take both of them in – they don´t think that way – we are not ambitious enough to think of daft things like that and in any case w have to free up spaces on the 25 Premier League player list.

But it would be interesting nevertheless and maybe the best deal would be to sign Loic in on loan now and agree to sign Saido this summer for a given fee – since Loic wouldn´t want to sign for us permanently.

But I´m getting carried away again.


Bottom line – we need a top striker signed before next Monday to help save us from relegation – back to reality.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

35 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    He has played just 1000 minutes more than Sameobi in the Prem, around 11 games. Hardly experienced. He has been fit for long periods, but has been very ineffective when he has played for Spurs. He was massively overhyped because he scored a few worldies. The media don’t focus on the other 50 shots that went into the crowd.

    I hope he does well if he joins, I mentioned some positives of his signing earlier, but he isn’t that experienced in the Prem, and is a long long way from being proven.

  • 2 Santon03 // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM


    yeah PL experience, right.
    Gini has so much PL experience before he came here.

  • 3 Santon03 // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    if we are just looking who have played in PL then why not Torres lol

  • 4 banjax // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    Buying Townsend and loaning Remy makes sense rather than blowing £20m on Berainho who sat out most of the season. But once again we are ignoring our defensive weakness and that should also be a priority.

  • 5 NoahJ // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    The more I think about it, the more I would prefer Berahinho. I think his pace and finishing combined with Mitro’s power and holding-up could complement each other well.

    Remy is a good option, though. He’s proved he can be outstanding for us, but I wonder if he’d be the same player, having essentially played no first team football for 18 months

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Everyone was chanting Austin’s name and saying he was proven after one season in the PL.

    So what is the requirement to be considered proven?

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Banjax…I think it’s a loan deal for Townsend as well?

  • 8 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Scoring a goal in ya first game back in the prem

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Manx…Xisco did that here! Next please

  • 10 Jan Stavik // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Torres is way better than what we have, not a bad call actually. I’d be over the moon if we got Remy in,

    I’d cancel the deal for Townsend and bring in a central defender instead though… Davide Santon is not getting games in Serie A, and has a gf from north east. He would for sure come back.

  • 11 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    Remy probably the most likely to hit the ground running out of everyone we’ve been linked with…
    Lacazette the better player but I suspect it’ll be a while for him to adapt and we really need players for now

  • 12 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    Xisco didn’t do anything of the sort Austin did tho

  • 13 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Jay…Our Toon mentioned Remy has been nothing but injured this season?

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    On 1 September 2008, Xisco signed for Newcastle United for a reported initial fee of £5.7 million, although the fee could have eventually risen to £7 million subject to conditions. He made his debut for the club in the 1–2 home defeat against Hull City on 13 September, scoring in the game;


  • 15 Santon03 // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    is there some kind of a gang in this blog?

  • 16 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    @jesper has he? Did wonder why he hasn’t played more…
    Watching how shelvey linked with Gomis at swansea, and keeping in mind how Mitro can link and lay off/flick on i think we need a striker that gets in behind. Lacazette be a dream but out and out pace has to be a priority upfront. Think vardy has shown just how vulnerable premier league defences are to a fast striker playing ahead of a midfielder than can put him through

  • 17 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Jay do ya think remy would have any chance of making the euros?
    If so might be good

  • 18 TomaKaThor // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    I kind of did want Townsend but that’s just off glimpses I’ve seen for England, he apparently has been pretty useless for Spurs…. and I just can’t see how he will improve us at all seen as our wingers have no space it ever seems… only time we manage is when Sissoko powers past people out of a corner lol… and who is playing where now then?

  • 19 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Think Ed will make this a Southampton blog if they sign both Austin AND Townsend…

  • 20 sing in the corner // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    Reny has been nothing but disinterested for 3 years or more. I can see why many want him to ride in here and rescue us with a hatful of goals. But I fear that that would be unlikely, based on his fleeting performances and lack of match practice. He just seems to me to lack hunger. To him Football seems like a hobby which fills his bank account. The hope would be that he has a desire to bang in some goals and make the France squad for the championships, but I haven’t seen much in his career so far that shows that desire.

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    Jay…I am not sure, but you get a bit worried when you hear that. We need someone who is actually gonna play 😉

  • 22 Ron Knee // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:22 AM


    And he looked sluggish at the weekend!

  • 23 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    @manxpie – i reckon hed have to have a 5 months similar to cisses first 5 months and rely on a few injuries to other players. France have some great options and for me he’s probably about 7th in line

  • 24 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Yeah jasper he didn’t score 18 prem goalsthe season before did he?
    You asked Wat makes a player proven and used Austin

  • 25 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    @jesper – could be worse, we could sign Falcao…

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Jay…we do need some pace and movement up front! I have no idea if speed is a strong suit for either Lacazette or Berahino.

    …they are not slow I can see that 😉

  • 27 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Yeah thought so Jay i think he gave up when he moved to Chelsea
    i suppose there must be some desire still in him or maybe he is all about the money

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    Move on Manx you are just making it worse for yourself!

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Ron…morning mate 🙂

    It seems Remy might be a bit of a wild card after all.

  • 30 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    There’s gotta be something dodgy with Falcao that’s 2 loan deals costing as much as our record buy and no one bats an eyelid

  • 31 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    No jasper have a read again ya might get it Austin scored at the weekend in his first game BACK in the prem
    boojaaa haha

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    I just don’t think we are going our spending to a 100M without moving some deadwood on!

    …and that seems to be impossible to do so!

  • 33 Toon-Prodigy // Jan 26, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Remy and Townsend in and i’ll class this window as a success.

    Still dosn’t make up for the fact this should of been sorted last summer.

    I think Townsend is Sissoko’s replacement also aswell as Saivet being Tiote’s. If Sissoko dosn’t leave this window he is off in the summer I think.

    CB and LB this summer with some competition added and we could be looking OK so long as nobody leaves and isn’t replaced. That would be the 3 window overhaul.

  • 34 dannitoon // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Messi and Ronaldo could not stop us getting relegated now… look at our fixtures…..

  • 35 Moonraker15 // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    I think you’ll find all clubs have tough fixtures! We’ll be fine if we get a scorer in !

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