Despite reportedly paying for his flight to England,with high hopes of signing for The Magpies, Loic Remy and his representatives instead chose to favour a move to Queens Park Rangers.
This occurred three seasons ago. Then, the Toon were in a better league position than QPR who were destined for the drop to the championship.Indeed QPR could not beat the drop that year despite having Loic Remy in their ranks.
Truly, some players move for the money to smaller clubs who can afford to pay their wages in excess. In reality though, no player logically speaking should risk the possibility of earning a short-term financial gain that could affect his career, while a bigger club with a huge fan base is around the corner, offering you a chance to play in front of their massive crowd.
When QPR got relegated that year, Loic Remy showed no interest in joining them in the Championship.He had a good goal record in the few months he spent with them but virtually no Premier League club were serious about making a bid for him during the summer of the year of QPR’s relegation, except guess who……..Newcastle United.
A permanent transfer could not be reached and the Toon settled for a season long loan deal for around £2M. He was made one of the top earners in the club as a deal was reached under then director of F*** All Joe Kinnear.
He later went on to sign for Chelsea in the summer of that year, where he has mainly been on the bench with just 8 premier league goals to his name in 18 months.
Once again, Newcastle are said to have turned to him to come on loan to save the club, despite the huge sum invested in the summer. It only goes to show the incompetence of those handling transfers at the club, if this is the case.
In conclusion, failure to utilise this transfer window effectively will surely land the Magpies in the Championship and this time, there may be no immediate return back to the English Premier League.
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