Can we expect Loic Remy to stay beyond his loan spell?

Here for the long term?
Here for the long term?
Loic Remy has certainly had a point to prove with Newcastle fans since arriving on loan in January. The Frenchman famously rejected a move to the North East last summer opting instead to join Queens Park Rangers, a decision that left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Geordies.

With Rangers unable to avoid the dreaded drop at the end of last season, the club inevitably needed to trim their wage bill whilst they look to return to the top flight at the first time of asking. It was well documented that Remy signed for QPR on massive wages, which in all honesty probably played a huge part in Loic’s choice to head South at the time. The Londoners were fully aware that they couldn’t pay the player’s full wages whilst being in the second tier as well as being quite aware it would be difficult keeping a player of Remy’s caliber content.

Alan Pardew, Joe Kinnear or whoever actually dictates the transfer activity at the club moved to finally get the striker to Newcastle on a season long loan deal. Seemingly the deal would work for all parties with QPR removing the player from their payroll for the short term, whilst the player would get top flight football and Newcastle would finally bring in a player that could potentially duplicate Demba Ba’s heroics on Tyneside.

Remy has certainly made a bright start to his career at Newcastle, bagging 5 goals in just 3 starts for the club. We all know the best way to win over skeptics is to put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis and many were skeptic following Remy’s initial rejection of a transfer to the club. Newcastle surely always looked like a more attractive proposition when you look at the facilities, the stadium the fan base as well as all the French internationals we have on the books. Essentially money probably did speak back then, so you wonder what are the player’s intentions at the end of the season?

The player himself has spoken of his enjoyment at the club but has confessed he has not made any long term plans at this stage and is unsure of where his future lays. It seems Loic’s performances has maybe caught the attention of other clubs who could be waiting to pounce next summer, with West Ham and Spurs being among the rumored interested clubs. Here’s what the striker said regarding his future:



“I am really enjoying it at Newcastle, but what happens next I don’t know,” he said.

“For the moment the question of staying beyond my loan period is not in my head – it is a good question, but we have time to decide.”

It has been said that there is an agreement in place for us to complete the permanent deal for the player as soon as January, but that could very well be paper talk. Although I think it’s rather public knowledge that Alan Pardew would like to keep Remy. The Newcastle manager spoke about the prospect of keeping the striker:

“Loic’s a player who has done terrific for us and a player that we’ll perhaps look at going forward to bring to the club on a permanent basis,”

“There is (something in place for him) but it’s complicated and I can’t really go into that in too much detail, but what I would say about him is that he’s given us what we didn’t have last year.

“That is a striker who can play, build the game and finish. As you’re seeing with the goals he’s rattling in here, he’s got a nice manner about him, he’s comfortable with our group, he has a confidence to play for Newcastle and that isn’t easy, so we’ve been very pleased with him.”

It would appear the player is happy here and the manager is extremely pleased to have the player here, but will that be enough to keep the player at the club beyond this season? Is the player interested in settling down somewhere where he can be adored and idolized or will he be looking for the next big pay day? Assuming the player is cleared of the allegations that are hanging over his head I would be delighted if we could keep this lad. He has added a much needed spark to the team we had last season.

What does everyone think?

About MarkToon

I’m Mark, I live in a little town called Rugby. I go back a long way with Toonsy, we have traveled the country together watching the lads. I eat, breath and sleep Newcastle United! Follow me on [email protected] MRStockers or add me on Facebook- Mark Stockley.

75 thoughts on “Can we expect Loic Remy to stay beyond his loan spell?

  1. Get rid of him, he is a greedy mercenary.. I see through all his goals, they are just a smoke screen to try and trick us into liking him πŸ‘Ώ

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  2. I never expect anything. This club rarely does what I expect it to do. I certainly hope the club pay him enough that he’d want to stay.

    Congrats to England on WC. But I know you guys don’t care about the national team – I’ve seen it mentioned many times on here. Although now that they are winning … πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  3. The only chance is to get him signed up in Jan I reckon…and that’s a slim chance.

    Bris…I particularly like the “I have no interest in England anymore” type comments…usually followed up by comments on every England game win, lose or draw πŸ˜‰

    Aussie…About time you made a sincere comment.

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  4. Can’t see Remy staying unless we’re in top 4 in Jan

    Great – England scrape through an way group and now we’re going to win the WC – I actually hate the England squad and thier moronic fans, media etc they make us toon fans seem very well balanced – at least we have a chip on both shoulders πŸ™‚

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  5. SteveP…Well so far you’re the only one I’ve seen saying we’d win the World Cup… I don’t see it as being a moron supporting your home country but each to their own I s’pose πŸ™„

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  6. To be fair to Stevep, there are a lot of morons that follow the England football team! πŸ˜†

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  7. if we show signs of ambition, possibly.. it depends on whether he wants to live in the desolate north-east of England too.

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  8. I reckon that the one’s that are the most bitter are those that were gullible enough to believe the press in the past about the “golden generation” and were left with a box full of St Georges car flags they couldn’t shift πŸ˜†

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  9. I reckon Remy will probably do the old “I’ll decide my future after the World Cup” …assuming France make it of course.

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  10. maybe so Richie, regardless of WC, I have a feeling that we are merely a stop gap for him. However I will enjoy his goals while he is here πŸ˜‰

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  11. Aussie…If a player’s class then we’re only ever going to be a stop gap as things stand unfortunately. We have nowt to offer other than playing in front of a big crowd which will probably be way down on a players list of reasons to join a club after money, trophy potential, money, ambition, money etc etc

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  12. Re England. I must admit I stopped following them during the S-G E “Golden Generation” crap, when the media were telling us we had the greatest players in the history of football and we didn’t have anybody who showed it.

    Enjoyed these last two games. bit of fight, bit of organisation. Enjoyed

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  13. Prem & Richie, true enough, most of our players would love to move onto bigger things than us? However they have signed on which shows some level of commitment, even though a contract is worth feck all now days…

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  14. Preman…I heard you stopped following them because they took out a restraining order 😯
    I got mightily pissed off with them but I can’t stop following them, the Toon has pissed me off more than England ever will but I’m stuck with them as they are with me πŸ˜›

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  15. I’d say whoever isn’t the best club in the world is a stop gap for any player. I’m sure just about any footballer would jump at the chance to join the topmost clubs.

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  16. Aussie…Aye but their “commitment” could well be just to get themselves into the Premier League where the big bucks are and get themselves in the shop window for bigger and better things…not a criticism of them, it’s just the way it is. Since the start of the Premier League there’ll be very few players we’ve signed who dreamt of playing for NUFC as a kid, it’s the same for most clubs though. Like you say you just have to enjoy it while they’re here.

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  17. Now that the Socceroos are back to winning ways after thrashing the mighty Canada 😯 watch out world πŸ˜›

    I read that there’s possibly going to be a friendly England v Socceroos game next month. That should be fun.

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  18. Yeah, England are still a clear second to Newcastle and always have been for me. Although I don’t mean to sound hipster but it seems like “hating” the England team or going on about how you don’t care has become a popular thing across the whole country in the last few years which leaves me quite confused. I went to the Montenegro game which was the first England game I’d been to in I think 10 years or so? I found I got involved in it more than I thought I would have although there are still so many top ****s in the supporters it can be cringey, I guess it’s the same everywhere πŸ˜‰

    I used to dislike the team for a fair few reasons but some of it was as simple as the squad, thankfully Rio and Terry are out because I couldn’t stand either of them, especially Rio. There are still a few we need to get shot of ala Lampard

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  19. Newkie…Yep Toon always 1st, if it was a choice between Newcastle winning the League Cup or England the World Cup…League Cup all the way for me :mrgreen:

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  20. Richie-Aye same for me mate, and England are probably the only side further from a trophy than Newcastle anyway πŸ˜†

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  21. Mark good read, but I really cant see us keeping him, as for Pards saying that something is in place but its complicated ❓ I think that could mean that Remy wants to stay on his Β£80k a week and we want him to take Β£50k.But if he’s not willing to take a pay cut then fuk him we have to think of our balance sheet πŸ˜†

    Richie its good to see you trying to keep them right, well done lad

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  22. Can’t have it both ways, majority of players don’t care about clubs and pretty much use them as a step up to a champions league team and huge wages, fair enough as I do the same in my line of work – however I don’t kiss my work badge every 5 mins and bang on about how I love the company then leave at the first sniff of better money
    I suffer this with the toon because they are my team and I’ve pretty much become used to the tidal wave of emotions that comes with it
    I don’t have anything left to support England, especially given I dislike the majority of the players and there is no hope of a toon player going to Brazil . I need to have empathy with a team and sadly I have none for England – I’ll therefore probably support Les Bleus in Brazil simply because they have toon players and if they do well then its good for us ( whether via player confidence or we sell em for more money).
    I was blase about England long before the hipsters jumped on the bandwagon – think it all started when Sir Bobby left the job and we ended up with the passionless succession of managers Sven, McClaren, Capello and now Hodgson…. reminds me of the Gareth Southgate quote after the 2002 world cup exit “we needed Winston Churchill but we got Iain Duncan Smith”

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  23. Kim-yep, we just got to hope it doesn’t turn into another spoiled generation. Sturridge seems ok…jury still out on Wilshire. Hopefully people like Townsend will have the right attitude, he seems on the level so far. But two good england performances can sometimes balloon an ego beyond repair these days πŸ™„

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  24. Newkie , aye he’s just about to treble his wages I read πŸ™„ . I know he probably won’t go but I really liked Lambert, what a breath of fresh air his attitude was.

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  25. On topic-cheers for the thread Mark. Like most, I think our chances of keeping him are very slim. We need him to have a poor run of form or an injury and sign him on the back of that, otherwise no chance πŸ˜•

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  26. Newkie…Since wages went through the roof the vast majority of players are part of the “spoilt generation” unfortunately.
    England are and have always been average (at best) for as long as I can remember, I expect nowt from them but “hope” for 1/4 finals at least every tournament… a bit like the Toon 😐

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  27. Kim-aye, it was nice to have Lambert about the squad, someone actually having a go who seemed genuinely happy about being selected and just getting on the pitch. That’s what England should be about rather than overpaid fairies. Woy then went and ruined it of course by saying he was only picked because of dire injuries to better players. Not sure why though, I would have him for England over Welbeck (on current ability) any day of the week. He’s probably only behind Sturridge and possibly Defoe with Rooney obviously guaranteed the start.

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  28. Richie-I agree with both points unfortunately πŸ˜•

    Although I think we all know if Shearer had played 2002 then we would have beaten Brazil 4-2 and gone on to win the WC πŸ˜›

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  29. Kim-I won’t hear any complaints about the weather. Rainwater is actually coming through one of the shut doors on the side of the office. ****ing Wales.

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  30. Well looks like the bindippers are expecting to thrash us at the weekend, general feeling is if they get at us from the off we’ll collapse – sadly I think they are right, we play badly against teams that close down quickly and have a lot of movement…

    Here’s hoping they’re a bit tired from international week

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  31. Interesting to see the press jumping on the Andros Townsend bandwagon, suddenly he’s Englands saviour despite playing 6 prem games with no goals and 1 assist – he’s actually worse than Jonas
    sometimes you feel the media purposely build them up so they can knock em down when they fail

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  32. SteveP…and that’s why I don’t buy newspapers πŸ˜‰ I think he’s a canny player with a lot of potential but has to prove himself consistently over a few seasons, as you say a run of bad games and the press turn very quickly.

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  33. Stevep πŸ˜†

    I just think Jonas is finished as a winger. I’ve always liked him even though he had his obvious flaws but I think all his ranging running in his earlier years have caught up to him. Maybe he was just unfit last year but I think he was showing signs of decline as well. Nothing to be ashamed of, he is at the age now where wingers, particularly those who rely on an engine and their pace as opposed to their delivery start to get phased out. I would rather us play Sammeobi and just see if he can ever make it. Similarly I’d rather see any of our other left backs play there instead of Jonas as well.

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  34. Also, Towsend definitely played more than 6 games for QPR and scored when he was on loan there in the Prem and other than Remy seemed to be the only good player they had in my memory.

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  35. Mark ,thanks for the article . I think a lot depends on Remy’s ambitions really . If he’s after CL footie then he won’t sign, If he’s after high wages he won’t sign but if he grows to love playing in front of our crowd ,falls in love with the area and gets offered half decent wages then he might sign .Truth is it’s probably a lost cause but we’ll see .

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  36. I would say we are definite favorites to sign him. Obviously he will go where the money is. So he could end up anywhere. He is a real quality player and i would love to have him permanently.

    We still need another forward i would say. Zaha and Ince have been heavily linked with us over the last few months and i think both would be decent for us. Zaha was class the last time i seen him play (England u21’s).

    January will be a fun month πŸ˜€

    I like the wage cap and would hope it stays in place.

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  37. @Newkie – agree on the Jonas front, troubl eis that other than his great engine he offers little so probably time to use him as a last 20 min sub and give Sammy a run out – it’s the only way we’ll ever find out if he’s gonna make the grade

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  38. Remy is a real class player. And a rare one – he scores goals. I’ll be gobsmacked if he signs for us. Kinda hoping Pardew’s complicated reference meant the court case. If not it’s one season only.

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  39. Santi ,yeah I have seen all them links, imo it’s all crap, we will be linked with them and loads more up and into the jan window, but I predict we won’t sign any of them . It will either be some cheap French,German ,Dutch guys or a couple of lower league Brits if we’re lucky. If we sign Remy on a permanent that will be our lot imo, we’d only end up going into the overdraft otherwise and we know how bad that is. πŸ˜‰

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  40. The truth is out. Remy is already in love with……yes you guessed it Alan Pardew!!! We have nothing to worry about mates. Loic is so excited about working with wor Alan that he will never leave us. And he has a growing fondness for Joe and Mike as well. It’s a mutual admiration society all round. Cisse is not feeling the love anymore though. He is very offended. To show his disgust he has decided to not score any goals for another six weeks.

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  41. Too long between games. It leaves us short on discussion material. How will we handle Sturridge and Suarez? Especially if Colo is injured. I don’t fancy the thought of Willo and Saylor facing them. They would need lots of cover which probably means a defensive formation, possibly 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1?

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  42. It’s their overall attack I worry about. Very fluid and fast. They move the ball around so well. Gerrard is coming off a good game with England but maybe his legs won’t last for the whole game. If Remy, Cabaye and Gouffran have good games maybe we can pinch a goal. 4-1 to them sadly.

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  43. Big news from Mike Ashley. Apparently Sports Direct will be introducing a new line of mens sports thongs. After his own unfortunate speedo malfunction on a hot date he realizes the need for hidden nut sacks for mature males such as himself. I think it will be a big seller.

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  44. Pop-outs are always a dangerous business when trying to impress a new lady friend. Mike realizes this now and this new line will be his real contribution to mankind (and womenkind in many ways).

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  45. Other thong modifications are currently in the design pipeline. Mike definitely feels the need for certain enhancements to attract female attention. Apparently hanging about with Joe isn’t enough. πŸ™

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  46. Mike is considering putting the following advert in all the popular rags:
    Mature billionaire seeking female companion. Willing to go halvsies on first date as long as not too expensive. Owner of brilliant football club and many other exciting ventures. A little short on cash at the moment because saving to offer top striker permanent deal. Willing contribute to petrol for outing and other out of pocket expenses. Brilliant, beautiful women under the age of 25 with own vehicle are preferred.

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  47. And the pop-out preventers will not ruin the lines of the new sports thong at all mates. You get the same magnificent view ladies. πŸ˜€

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  48. I think now would be an appropriate time to think of our beloved owner. Mike has just had a serious clothing malfunction on a first date. I think we should now take a moment to reflect on this and how he might feel….Ahem…..Is everyone reflecting?

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  49. Is nobody willing to come on here and discuss any serious topic of their choosing? Pop-out preventers, clothing malfunctions, yacht pissups, new sports thongs, anything at all. Clearly people aren’t taking this whole situation as seriously as I am. πŸ‘Ώ

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  50. Liverpool. We will crush them between our collective toes. Like French grapes in wine making season. They don’t stand a chance.

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  51. Remy is on a season long loan , with NUFC paying his year long loan fee of Β£2m and his Β£80G per week wage.
    We can buy him outright for Β£6m which suggests that his contract at QPR on Β£80G per week runs for three seasons after this.
    We will only sign Remy if we are prepared to offer that wage or he will simply see out his contract at QPR earning that wage.
    If QPR cannot afford him they can loan him out again or sell him for Β£6M to a team willing to match that wage. Of course, more than one club may agree those terms when Remy will opt to play for that club offering the highest wage above Β£80G per week.
    The alternative to signing Remy would be to sign a new forward ,possibly costing a minimum Β£10M on Β£50G per week
    So, on a 3 year contract from 2014 ,Remy would cost Β£18m for transfer fee and wages ,whilst a new striker could cost us a minimum of Β£17.5m.
    Signing Remy on a permanent basis would seem the obvious answer.
    However, the dilemma for Ashley is to risk repercussions from Remy being on such a high wage or even becoming involved in a bidding war based on increasing even that wage.
    Personally, I cannot see Remy making any decision until the end of the season when he will be hoping for a bidding war to commence.
    I believe that this will be his only season with us.
    On the bright side , we will be seeing the best of Remy for the rest of the season.

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  52. G2….Maybe no one’s joining you(Sidekick apart) because you’re on the wrong thread πŸ˜‰ ➑ ➑ ➑

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  53. Very good analysis Sidekick @69. It makes complete sense but if we don’t make a permanent deal for him we will need a tremendous striker to take his place as you argue. There is no guarantee we would get one that would be good enough even by paying at least 10M pounds and certainly not for 50K a week. We would be back in the pickle barrel as they say with Joe counting the pickels.

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  54. I think it will depend heavily on whether Cabaye and Benny stays TBH.
    It would be a ridiculous possibility though coz I didn’t see us signing the 5 we did last Jan.
    If he has any sense he’d look at the likes of Ba and come to the conclusion that moving for money isn’t always the best idea.

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  55. If we can get Thomas Ince in Jan for Β£4-4.5m then I think we should definately buy him and see how he works out. I genuinely think he’s good enough to make the step up and is only likely to get better IMO.
    I’m not saying he’s as good as Remy yet, but Remy has about 5yrs on him and I think he could be.

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