Newcastle Target Remy Now Admits QPR Wages Were ‘Interesting’
Despite the eventual capture of long-time target Mathieu Debuchy, Newcastle’s January transfer window got off to a disastrous start when Ba’s replacement, Loic Remy, chose to sign for QPR instead of finalising his deal at St.James’ Park.
At the time the player was insistent that money hadn’t played a part and it was all about the ‘interesting project’ at Loftus Road, this to a backdrop of wide acceptance that Remy had signed up to £100,000 a week AND a rumoured get out clause of leaving for nothing if Rangers are relegated, the same as happened with Demba Ba at West Ham.
Now however, in an interview back in his native France with beINSPORT, Remy has responded to criticism of his choice of club in terms of footballing ambition and potential harm to his international chances;
“It did surprise many people but it is still London.
The level of wages, that was also interesting…
This move may be a hindrance to my international career, however I don’t see things like that!”.
While he seems a decent player based on the clips I’ve seen of him for QPR, the way he handled himself in the transfer dealings and his comment now, lead me to think his character may not have been right for Newcastle.
It is all about priorities and the boxes ticked for Remy were money and the attractions of living in London, a lucky escape for Newcastle United if you ask me.
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