There are reports coming out of London today that Newcastle are still in with a chance to sign Loic Remy who was expected to sign a permanent deal with Premier League title chasing Leicester City today.
Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle 2013-2014
The news yesterday was that Leicester expected to complete the £10M Loic Remy deal today and that they had beaten off competition from other clubs for the French striker.
The 29 year-old wants to leave Chelsea to get regular football ahead of the Euro 2016 finals in June and will get that at Leicester.
The news today is that Sky Sports claim he is now their third-choice striker target as Leicester have their sights set elsewhere.
Leicester are after Ahmed Musa as their top priority transfer, even though they have had bids rejected by CSKA Moscow – with the latest being a massive £18.7M.
And we suppose if the Foxes do decide on somebody else it may be possible for Newcastle to go in and get Loic Remy in on loan to Newcastle – although Chelsea would prefer a permanent deal.
It must be a little alarming for Loic Remy if indeed he is now 3rd choice but the chances of Leicester getting in their other strikers today has to be very low.
Stranger things have happened though and perhaps Newcastle can offer him a deal with higher wages than he would get at Leicester?
Loic Remy would be a stellar signing for us through the rest of this seoasn.