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Kinnear’s Remy Comments Confirm Mike Ashley’s Total Change Of Direction

8 years ago
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The line that we have been constantly fed in recent times has been all about Newcastle/Ashley investing in younger players whose value will increase and help build the club upwards from there.

While there have been plenty of players going out on loan from Newcastle United, the only loan deal of any significance which was incoming, was the Ben Arfa one.

The French winger arrived for an initial loan payment of £2.2m with a view/agreement to a permanent deal if everything worked out.

The rest is history and Ben Arfa then subsequently signed on for just over £5m which was agreed at the time of the initial loan period.

However, move forward to the present day and the one deal that JFK has ‘masterminded’.

This is what Kinnear has said to the Daily Mirror about the Remy deal he concluded;

“I sanctioned the 1 year loan deal for Loic Remy and if it goes pear-shaped I will take responsibility for it.

But if he does score goals and does well for us, Alan will be happy with our end of the deal; the player will be happy because he will come into contention for a World Cup place with France; if both things happen, Remy will go back to QPR as a World Cup player with a higher value than when he joined them, so everybody will come out of it well.

My intentions for the club are impeccable and we are working incredibly hard, together, to try and deliver good results on the pitch.”

So quite clearly there is no part built into the deal whereby Newcastle can buy him if it all works out. Instead United have shelled out over £2m on a short-term (hopefully) quick fix that will get us through this season, on the relative (short-term) cheap.

I hate to say it but the scenario of everybody coming out of this deal well is one that I think the odds are stacked against. Ironically, I think Newcastle’s best chance of landing Remy long-term is if things go wrong!

With Mike Ashley loving a ‘bargain’, injury or average form is more likely to see Remy staying at St.James’ Park on a cut price basis.

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