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Sissoko In Double Bid To Help Newcastle Survive

9:25 am, Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Maybe the very best chance we have of surviving this season – even though we are in a very serious and dangerous position at the moment 3 points from safety and with a propensity to lose games – is to sign striker Loic Remy on loan.

And although he has turned us down twice before on a possible permanent deal – we still think he would be welcomed with open arms by Newcastle fans because he’s a very good player and he could definitely score some goals for us in the remaining very crucial 15 games of the season.


Moussa Sissoko – in action at Watford

Just how Newcastle have managed to get themselves into this position after spending £70M in the transfer market since the end of last season is beyond us – but I digress as the word incompetence suddenly comes to mind.

The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle’s French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told Chelsea striker Loic Remy he should come back to Newcastle this month and help us out.

There was news today that Crystal Palace have cooled their interest in Remy, so that could leave the way open for Newcastle to sign him.

And only yesterday Moussa said there was little chance of him leaving Newcastle this month and that he planned to stay and fight to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.

Of course moving to another club – like Naples for instance – could hamper his chances of being in the French squad for the 2016 Euros this year – so it’s also in his own best interests to stay on Tyneside at the moment.

So there’s two ways he’s trying to help Newcastle survive.


Loic Remy did great for us while on loan a couple of years ago and scored 14 goals in 26 Premier League games and he looked a very good striker.

And moving to Newcastle could help him get into the French squad for the Euro 2016 finals, simply because Newcastle is probably the highest profile Premier League club in France.

The good form and goals he could get for us would be reported widely back in his home country and that could help him make the French squad.

So it seems it could be a win-win for both the player and Newcastle if Loic  could come on loan.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Loic Remy · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blofal // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Townsend is left footed. We are going hard for him because we have no attacking options down our left flank.

    Most of our attacks come down the right through Sissoko and Janmaat which makes us very easy to defend against. Dummett is not an attacking threat, Thauvin hasn’t worked and Wijnaldum and Perez need to play behind the striker.

    Townsend will better balance the team and will have a bigger effect than most think.

  • 2 anthc // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Just hurry up and get him already. He’ll thrive off mitrovic. Promise him a deal at end of season then sack him off. see how he likes it!
    Seriously though, just get him.

  • 3 toontaff2 // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    On Sunday Remy looked awful and was caught offside more than Cisse.

  • 4 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    He would be more useful if he started creating more chances and scoring more goals. No goals for an attacking player apparently valued at over £25million? Do me a favour.

    Mitro hasn’t scored enough, and in a couple of the more recent games he has had better chances. I think 10 for the season would be a good tally for a 21 year old new to the league, and that is still very achievable for him. Gini has got goals, and Perez (if he stays in the team could get 10 or so. The only area we haven’t got goals from is the right, and that needs to improve.

    Rather than Townsend, someone who can play wide left or through the middle that scores goals, plus Moussa to chip in (he should be at least 5+ a season if he really thinks he is Champions League material) and we are fine.

    If you are still around, you mentioned Sandro. Where would you play him? I asked earlier, but wasn’t sure whether your response saying “Prem experience, right.” was related to that or my Townsend comment?

  • 5 Valid point // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Hope you are right Blofal!

    Still think Thauvin haven’t been given a proper chance though…

  • 6 ToonRich // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    If Remy scored 14 in 26 for us last time, and he was in form then…the outcome might not good this time! Is 7-10goals enough to save us :/ I’m not so sure

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Are we going hard for him? We don’t seem to be doing that much other than saying we will give you £10million. Nobody seems to have budged in 2 weeks, I’d hardly say we were going hard.

    He is left footed, but rarely plays there because he isn’t a great crosser of the ball. He plays right sided because he can run directly at the defence and cut inside. His directness and ability to come inside is his main attribute, playing him on the left removes that from his game somewhat.

    He will add pace to the left flank for sure, and give us more opportunities in behind, but if the end product is lacking then it is hardly a giant leap forward. Anyway, if he comes he will add pace, but I’d prefer someone with a greater goal threat to come in and play that position. Dummet is defensive, so if he holds his position the lack of cover shouldn’t be as much of an issue if the left sided attacker plays higher up.

    I’ll back him, and hope he does well if we do sign him, but he would be a long way down any list of players I’d want at the club. Love him to prove me wrong if he signs.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    If Remy got 7-10 goals, plus he took defensive players away from Mitro, Gini, Perez, Sissoko etc then we would likely increase our goals through those players as well. Not sure we can really expect anyone to come in and get more than 10 for us.

  • 9 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    If remy can score 10 in the last 15 games we’ll survive relegation but barely. At least I trust remy more than mitrovic to get the goals for us.

  • 10 ToonRich // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Spurs may be in need of the cash rather than player swap due to Vertonghen’s injury…not sure on what cover at CB they have!!

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Did Moussa say he would stay and fight? The quotes I read said he was playing regularly and it didn’t make sense moving before the Euro’s. Not quite the same thing, to me it reads like regardless of what happens to NUFC, he is off in the summer.

    On Palace, Wickham has been charged with an offence against Vertonghen, may change Palace’s mind regarding a centre forward.

  • 12 ToonRich // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Realistically we need to be scoring at least 2 a game, as we’ve not got a defence that can hold out for 1-0 wins! Unless we nick a sneaky winner late on! I hope the Remy backers are right (if we get him)…that he’ll come in and do a job. He’s not looked particularly great for chelski

  • 13 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Begging Remy to come back and save us! It’s humiliating, embarrassing and desperate. It exposes just how amateurish this club is. One player in the whole world. It’s not even a good bet. Old man Carr should take himself off to the bingo.

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    That would be the worry with Remy, how fit and ready is he. He hasn’t looked anywhere near it the last few times I’ve seen him. Same would go for Berahino though, even Townsend to an extent.

  • 15 WWSBRD // Jan 26, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    I am curious who everyone thinks would make a difference up front if Remy isnt the answer?

  • 16 Spoof // Jan 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM


    Berahino, not to disimilar to Remy in terms of style and he will know that due to England not having an abundance of good strikers then having a sustained and successful run in the team from now until the season ends could be enough to force his way into the England squad, Hodgson will be watching us due to Shelvey and Townsend as it does now look inevitable that he will be joining us

  • 17 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 26, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    I think Remy is a very good player and I admire his skills a lot. We should have stumped up the money in the first place and not let QPR get in there.

    He’s got pace, technique, can finish, heading ability, really good leap on him as well. He can take people on or play passes. He nicked us points when playing in a team which was performing crap as a group. I hope he does come.

    I don’t hold it against him for wanting a decent pay day or trying to play for Chelsea. You’d be worried if he didn’t have the ambition to play at the highest level he could.

  • 18 ToonRich // Jan 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    I’m struggling to think of an available striker or one within budget that could make a difference to us!?! Mane or Long but I don’t think either are available. If Balotelli is fit then he could be worth the punt! A lot of other targets will be playing regularly already in prep for euros I’d imagine.

  • 19 HKTP // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Mitro is good at holding the ball up, still young and raw. I think he will come good but his conversion rate is terrible. We are creating enough chances so if we can convert it takes a lot of pressure off. Remy can do it, iI think Adebayor can do it too, a lot of baggage but definitely worth aa punt

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