If the news is to be believed then Newcastle have run up against a brick wall in trying to get the goal-scoring striker in who could help save us from relegation this season.
And make no mistake relegation would be a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United – not to mention the embarrassment of a second relegation in a short seven years for such a great club.
Loic Remy would be perfect for Newcastle
It seems we have lost out on Charlie Austin (we didn´t bid), Alexandre Lacazette (he doesn’t want to leave in mid-season), Saido Berahino (West Brom will not sell) and there´s only Loic Remy left – who we can see – who would be the signing we need.
There are reports today that we have sounded out Swansea for 30 year-=old Bafe Gomis, who is available – but to pay out £7M for a striker past his best, who would be a fairly short-term signing would not be a good deal for us.
And Bafetimbi has not been able to do the job at Swansea since he was signed as free agent 18 months ago from Lyon.
Bafe has scored 16 goals in 57 appearances for the Swans and has had trouble keeping a starting place at the south Wales club.
Maybe we can look at the Championship and go after one of the top strikers there – in an effort to bring in a natural goalscorer.
One Championship striker we had been linked with was 22 year-old Wolves striker Benik Afobe, but he was signed by Bournemouth on 9th January for £9M and he´s already scored a couple of goals for the Cherries.
It´s obvious that Mike Ashley is anxious to get the players in so that Newcastle are still a Premier League club at the end of the season, but at the moment that still looks like a dodgy proposition.
So we could yet see Newcastle go after a lower league striker who could potentially get the job done at the Magpies.
It will be a risk but if we cannot get Loic Remy in – either on loan or even sign him permanently – we could still see a Newcastle surprise before Monday.
But Newcastle have also left things very late for such an important signing.