Newcastle: Would this be the signing of the summer?
Loic Remy has gone through a tough few days. He was set to join Liverpool over the weekend in a £8.5 million move. That deal though was called off at the last minute, with suggestions that a problem in the 27-year-old’s medical was to blame.
Liverpool have yet to make any official announcement about why the deal has not gone through as initially planned, though Harry Redknapp is adamant that a medical problem cannot be the issue.
The cancellation of the transfer is likely to have hit the striker hard. The deal was considered by many to simply be a formality, with the French player even being allocated a squad number.
With his chances of linking up with team that has been strengthening over the summer and playing in The Champions League now looking over, Remy will now have to look for another option if he still wishes to leave Queens Park Rangers.
Seeing their chance to pounce and land such a clinical finisher, Newcastle have once again reiterated their interest in signing Remy permanently according to The Chronicle.
The Magpies have previously tried to acquire the services of the striker but were beaten by QPR due to the London club’s ability to pay wages of around £80,000. It’s likely that Newcastle will have to match those wage demands if they want to bring Remy to St. James Park.
However, that would mean breaking their current wage structure and making the 27-year-old the highest paid player at the club.
According the report, Newcastle could also be forced to pay more than £15 million to land the player, as the release clause that was activated by Liverpool’s £8.5 million bid is understood to only apply to clubs who finished in the top four of The Premier League.
Remy has, of course, already spent time at Newcastle, in a loan spell last season in which he scored 14 goals in 26 games. With his previous experience of playing in the North East, and the fact that they have brought in a number of talented players, the forward may be receptive to moving to Necastle on a permanent basis.
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