Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is monitoring the situation with Loic Remy very closely after the French international failed a medical at Liverpool, according to Metro.
Remy’s future is still uncertain after the striker failed to pass a medical to join the Merseysiders and now Alan Pardew looks like he aims to bring the 27-year-old to St. James’ on a permanent deal after his loan spell from QPR last season, quoted in Metro as saying:
It’s a straightforward deal if Loic and QPR decide to do business with us.
Pardew has already signed young striker Ayoze Perez from Tenerife but may be looking to hold onto Remy permanently and one can see why when you look at his record for Newcastle; scoring 14 goals in just 26 Premier League appearances.
Newcastle only managed to score 43 goals last term as their season petered out once they had reached safety. With this lack of goals it is apparent that even with Remy, the Magpies could be in trouble next year if they do not improve in other areas. They cannot solely rely on Remy to come up with goals.
The signing of Jack Colback from Sunderland should improve their midfield somewhat. He has a lot of energy and was a driving force in Sunderland’s midfield last season. He also has good vision and can bring players into the game so a possible partnership between Remy and Colback could work well next season if QPR are willing to sell him to the North East club.
Siem De Jong is sure to add another element to Newcastle’s midfield. The Magpies still have to prove to their fans and everyone else that they are capable of improving on last season but at least with some new signings they are heading in the right direction.
Whether Loic Remy joins or not is still debatable but with a move to Liverpool now off the table the obvious option would appear to be joining Newcastle on a permanent basis.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.