Loic Remy has come out and said what will not be too big a shock to Newcastle fans, that he will not be joining Newcastle United in the summer.
Loic Remy – will not be joining Newcastle this summer
Loic has been talking to France Football, and he’s very gracious while talking about Newcastle, who he has thanked for showing faith in him when rape charges were hanging over his head last August – but he also says he wants to move to a bigger club:
“There are things that have held my career back. Of course it’s a shame. Without being pretentious, I could perhaps play at a bigger club, a club in the top five in Europe.”
“Yes, I will be part of Europe’s top five or I will be part of a very big club. I’m sure of what I can do. I can be a lot better. I still have quite an enormous amount of room for improvement.”
“That case cooled down a lot of clubs and I was lucky to come to Newcastle, a very great club that I thank.”
That’s a good statement from Loic, but it’s almost certain top Champions League clubs will be after him this summer, and he’s basically saying that he hopes to join one of them.
And after snubbing Newcastle fourteen months ago, he’s handled himself very well on his loan spell at Newcastle, and of course he’s still a popular player on Tyneside.
In the poll we ran a couple of days ago a whopping 85% of fans didn’t think we would sign Loic Remy.
Will Newcastle Succeed In Signing Loic Remy This Summer?
- No (85%, 1,660 )
- Yes (15%, 299 )
Total Voters: 1,948
In recent reports Arsenal are said to be one of the clubs interested in signing him, and we have to believe that’s true, and some other top European clubs probably have already expressed an interest in signing the player.
Loic has played 24 times for Newcastle with 13 goals this season, while on loan from QPR, and he’s been outstanding for Newcastle this season.
But when players are as good as Loic they all want to play in the Champions League football, and it’s hard to blame them for that – and Newcastle have no chance of being a Champions League club in the foreseeable future.
The inconvenient truth at Newcastle is that we will continue to lose top players like Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy, just as long as the ambition of the club is to simply be a top 10 club in England, so we can stay part of the Premier League and pick up the huge payments given out every May.
It’s just not good enough for a club as famous as Newcastle United, with our great history and with one of the best fan bases in the world, and who get over 50,000 fans at home league games.
That’s even though we haven’t won anything since 1969, and haven’t won a domestic trophy since 1955, when we hammered Manchester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final.
And even though we knew Loic would not be joining Newcastle this summer, it’s still a huge disappointment. 🙁
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