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Hardly A Surprise That Newcastle Are Claimed To Have No Interest In Signing Remy

11 years ago

The January move of Loic Remy probably sums up modern day football, and in many people’s eyes, sums up what is wrong with football and in particular the Premier League.

After choosing almost certain relegation with QPR ahead of Newcastle United, it was met with some amusement and disgust when Remy claimed he’d gone to Rangers because he found their ‘project’ very interesting.

As we said on the website at the time, ‘project’ obviously translates into bigger wages plus attractive get-out clause if QPR were relegated.

At the time it was speculated that he’d agreed a deal which meant he’d be a free agent if Rangers were relegated, as Demba Ba did at West Ham. However, the West London club are now desperately trying to sell Remy on for a rumoured £8m or so, plus get his massive wages off the books.

Now then it is claimed that Newcastle are one of a number of clubs to be offered the striker but equally, it is claimed Newcastle have no interest.

If Remy expects (as is very very likely) that any buyer would at least match his rumoured £100k a week wages then we can safely rule out Mike Ashley making a move.

With regard to this particular player most fans would probably agree that they wouldn’t want somebody getting that kind of money out of our pockets, especially when he knocked us back in January.

The fact that Remy is on bail until September on his rape charge should also make it an easy decision not to go near him, or at the very least until that investigation has reached a conclusion.

So where next for Newcastle and Loic Remy?

I haven’t got a clue about our club but I wouldn’t mind betting that Remy will be following his fellow mercenary, Christopher Samba, in finding refuge in the cash rich Russian/Ukrainian clubs.

The centre-back apparently on the verge of rejoining Anzhi in a £12m deal.

Modern day football, you quite literally couldn’t make it up.


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