After not getting any green signal from Loic Remy, the English Premier League strugglers are keeping tabs on the Olympique Lyonnais striker who despite his form, has been linked with a move away from Stade de Gerland
After missing out on Loic Remy of Olympique de Marseille, Newcastle United have now turned their attention towards another Ligue 1 striker in Olympique Lyonnais star, Bafetimbi Gomis who despite his great form under Remi Garde, has been linked with a move
away from the club.
“We have an agreement in principle with Newcastle, it’s true. It was therefore authorized to Loic to chat with them. For the rest, just wait patiently,” said Olympique de Marseille president Vincent Labrune about the transfer of striker, Loic Remy.
However, it appears that the former OGC Nice man has flip-flopped over a move to Newcastle United and may indeed join Queens Park Rangers after initially rejecting the London outfit’s advances.
If Remy joins QPR, it would be a big blow to the Magpies who are still looking for a successor for Demba Ba who has now left the club to try his luck at Chelsea.
However, this does not mean that manager Alan Pardew has given up hope of signing a new striker. Reports in France and in England claim that the Magpies manager is indeed keeping tabs on Olympique Lyonnais’ Remi Garde.
Tracked by Chelsea and Liverpool, the France international has been in blazing form for Les Gones and is one of the reasons why the Ligue 1 giants are standing tall and handsome on the Ligue 1 summit.
Almost pushed out by president Jean-Michel Aulas, who is keen on reducing the burden on the club’s wage bill, the striker is keen on remaining in France for the time being and help his side push for a title assault, something that the club has been missing
for a long time.
However, the club knows that it needs to keep an eye on the economic interests which might outweigh the sporting aspects. However, Remi Garde might not be keen on losing out on the services of Gomis who has become an important clog of the starting XI.