loicremy1When a transfer saga drags on as long as the Loic Remy one has, you almost lose the will to live, never mind retaining any excitement that the deal will actually happen and the player will be a success in the event that it actually happens.

The Mail is now reporting that Newcastle have had a bid for Remy accepted, claimed to be £10m.

I think we’ve seen a few too many false dawns to make any assumptions that the transfer is over the line but…

When transfers like Papiss Cisse happen out of the blue, you don’t have time to look at whether it looks like it is going to be a decent signing.

With Remy we are having plenty time, far too much, to have a look at what Newcastle are apparently chasing.

On the one hand you have a striker who started 51 matches but scored 27 goals for Marseille in the last two seasons, then you have the player who has had injury problems and isn’t currently first choice, starting only 2 games this season.

The likes of Arsenal and Spurs have shown past interest with Harry Redknapp quoted £22m when he was at White Hart Lane, so if the player showed his previous form a £10m price tag for a readymade goalscorer could be seen as a relative bargain in today’s mad transfer market.

Maybe Remy will have been waiting for if a deal eventually goes through but one thing is for sure, Newcastle are desperate for more players on the pitch with goals in them, starting with a must win match against Reading next Saturday.

We’ve featured this video compilation before from The Mag’s YouTube channel but Remy does look a quality finisher, so well worth a look.
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7 comments
Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

I hope this isn't an anti Mike Ashley article or we'll find lots of new members suitably outraged to join this site and post a few messages saying "I'm no fan of mike Ashley but this article is frightfully rude and he's said he's made mistakes do let's give him a chance guys".

Michael Teasdale
Michael Teasdale

Is it compulsory for these Billionaire types to talk in double negatives? "you won't be going nowhere" "We don't need to be unlucky"

1957
1957

What the club lacks is leadership at boardroom level, at the coaching level and on the pitch. Since Ashley has made it clear he is not going to get directly involved that leaves Charnley to sort out the mess. Is he up to it, I don't know but the future hinges on his actions, his first needs to be 'Sorry John Carver you're not up to the job, we're appointing someone else, we've paid up your contract and you can leave'

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Sir Alan Lord Sugar    'You won’t be going nowhere then!


So... he will be going somewhere....?   Yeah wee know what he meant 'anywhere'....


....But the promise to leave by Ashley, once he has achieved 'success' doesn't ring true, it like Lewis Hamilton saying once I win a Grand-Prix I'm jacking it in and going into soft furnishings.

NotFatFreddy
NotFatFreddy

If he invests 100 million on players and a top class coach- he'll then be gone next season when we finish 4th or win the League Cup? 


So he'll be here the same length of time since we last won a trophy-our life times.  His interview was one clever response! He is saying: "look at you daft Geordie mugs-you've won nothing for a life time, then you expect ME to be the Saviour of a life time?  Ha! Ha!  I'll leave when we win something, and for you daft Geordies I'll make it easy...4th would be winning something for you lot.  So have a brain, we won't win anything in your life time, so I am true to my word...I 'aint going no where for a very long, long time."


Unless I misheard, him?  

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

@NotFatFreddy Certainly. 

And throw in an interpretation for the blame "stops with me" - then he says Llambias (his appointment and mate) was responsible for Pardew, and Charnley (his appointment after Llambias) is responsible for Carver! 

Slopey shoulders by the owner who sits on the same 'football board' he tried to distance himself from.

Well here's news Mr business genius - no other Club has the ex secretary as MD. No other Club uses that person, along with a geriatric scout, to pick which players are signed and play for the manager/coach which they also get to choose.



Andgeo
Andgeo

Far from a fan of leftie lord sugar, but I have to agree with him on this one. Why has the club not made a statement regarding Carvers position? If the fat man has learned from his mistakes Carver should already be gone!

The fat mans biggest mistakes are putting the club in the hands of numpties like charnley, kinnear and Denis wise.

Get a grip or get out fat man.