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Pardew Brags About Getting Remy ‘Over The Line’

8 years ago

With typical modesty, Alan Pardew has bizarrely bragged about getting Loic Remy ‘over the line’.

When asked about how United would deal with a team/squad losing the only real goalscorer it had last season, the Newcastle manager described the club managing to bring Remy in on loan for the last campaign as ‘quality work’.

Despite no agreed fee been part of the deal and the striker walking away after the nine months were up…or earlier if you believe Remy about being allowed to miss match(es) when not injured.

With Newcastle failing to buy a striker since selling Demba Ba almost 18 months ago, it is hardly the kind of rallying call Newcastle fans are looking for.

With only two loan temporary loan forwards brought in during that period – one useless and one that had no intention of staying and Ashley had no interest in signing permanently due to cost – it leaves us all wondering what a pig’s ear Newcastle will make of this upcoming transfer window.

Pardew told the Shields Gazette this when asked about United’s striker crisis;

“Well we didn’t have Loic Remy last year, but we found him, and managed to get him over the line.

“That is the sort of quality work we have to do this summer.”

Newcastle have got seriously lucky with Remy summer, he started the season still recovering from a bad injury and with a rape accusation hanging over him. Without those two factors I don’t think there’s any way he would have ended up at Newcastle, if other clubs had shown interest.

As ever it is hard to know what Pardew is talking about and what the reality is. However, one thing I think he has inadvertently rubber stamped when he talks about having to repeat last summer’s, “quality work”, is that loan signing will undoubtedly form part of the transfer ‘strategy’ this summer.


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