Newcastle have had a bid for Marseille striker Loic Remy rejected out of hand, according to reports in France.
Le 10 Sport is reporting that Newcastle offered around €12 million for the 25-year-old, which was rejected out of had by Marseille as it doesn’t come close to their valuation of the player which is said to be closer to €18 million.
However we aren’t the only ones who have fallen short of Marseille’s valuation recently. Both Tottenham and Lille have expressed an interest in Remy, and Tottenham have even got to the same stage as us and had a bid rejected for around the same fee as we’ve apparently offered, while Lille have been priced out of a deal completely, which say to me that Marseille aren’t exactly keen to sell and are overvaluing their striker.
Remy joined Marseille from Nice in 2010 and has been a prolific goalscorer in Ligue 1. He has scored 37 goals in 83 games for Marseille so far andprimarily plays as a lead striker but can also operate on the wings or as a second striker.
I can’t see this one being serious and I don’t think we’ll be going back in. I just think we were testing the waters to be honest and may have heard that he might have been available.