Newcastle Have Agreed Fee For Remy
On Saturday, Joe Kinnear had a page in the Hull match programme.
He took the opportunity to seemingly make clear that nothing had been agreed with QPR if Newcastle wanted to make Loic Remy’s loan deal permanent.
‘I was delighted to bring Loic Remy to the club in August. In the glimpses we have seen of him so far he has shown what we knew already; that he is a top quality player who will be a fantastic asset to the team.
While it is very early days, Loic possesses all the characteristics that we are looking for to improve the first team and, if he became available, he is exactly the kind of player I would want to secure for this football club.
Clearly, however, he’s a QPR player and we are respectful to them as they will no doubt have their own agenda for Loic when he returns to them.’
However, this morning the Journal are claiming that there IS a transfer fee agreed if Newcastle and the player want to make the deal permanent.
The newspaper bizarrely claiming that;
‘However, it is more a case of the club (NUFC) wanting to be respectful towards the player’s parent club (QPR) and they do not feel it is appropriate to be pushing the prospects of a permanent deal’.
All very strange because other clubs that have players on an initial loan deal are usually more than happy to let it be known that if the player is a success they have the option of signing him permanently. As for the idea of the club being respectful to anybody these days…
Plus, if Newcastle did want to be ‘respectful’ to the other club and not make public the chances of a long-term deal, why would they then leak the story to a friendly journalist?
The newspaper further claims that Newcastle have ‘first option’….’although it would not be a guarantee the deal would be done’.
My reading of this is that if the information is correct, which I believe it is, then a fee may well have been sorted between the parties but QPR haven’t agreed to sell Remy, it would appear rather that they have chosen to reserve the right to have the final say if they want to keep him, rather than Newcastle having control of the deal.
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