With Demba Ba having left Newcastle United for Chelsea, Alan Pardew is looking to bring in a striking replacement and Loic Remy is one of a number of forwards being linked with the Magpies, but there is one reason why Newcastle shouldn’t sign the Frenchman – the clue is in the number: ONE.
Alan Pardew has admitted that he’s looking for a striker that will bring pace and power to the club, and Loic Remy would provide this for the Magpies.
However, if this season is anything to go by, he won’t be contributing many goals, as he’s only netted once in the French Ligue 1 this season.
His only goal came in the 4-1 home defeat against Lyon at home back on 28th November, when Remy was brought on from the bench, this time at half-time for former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton.
Surely if Newcastle are going to spend £10 million on a striker, they want one with a better goal scoring record than that?
I might be being a bit harsh on the Frenchman, as he has fallen out of favour at Marseille and as a result has been used largely as a substitute, as illustrated by his sole goal this season.
Prior to this season, Remy was fairly prolific in front of goal, as the 26-year-old had a goal record better than one in three in the last campaign, and even scored at almost a goal every other game in the 2010/11 season for Marseille.
To be fair to Remy, he isn’t an out and out striker either, although he did take his only goal this season like one…
So, do you think Remy would be a good signing for Newcastle?