The former agent of Marseille forward Loic Remy has had a dig his possible future club, Newcastle United. What did he say?
Remember the name Frederic Guerra Newcastle fans because if a planned deal for Marseille forward Loic Remy goes through, you can all have a chuckle at his expense.
Guerra has questioned the motives behind Remy’s reported move to Newcastle, suggesting that the club have no chance of winning silverware any time soon.
The worst part of the jibe at the Toon Army comes with the suggestion that they are a money orientated club, with no ambition and no chance of making any domestic or European finals.
Why Guerra has launched such an attack on Newcastle is beyond logic considering the side have signed some of the best players from Le Championnat in recent years such as Yohan Cabaye and the recent arrival of Mathieu Debuchy.
“This is an exotic club par excellence. Over there they’ll take the money and nothing more. It’s been years since Newcastle have won anything!” Guerra told French radio station RMC.
While it is doubtful that Newcastle will win any silverware any time soon, the best things to do with these comments is ignore them because it’s clear that Guerra is out of touch with the reality of English football.
Anyone who has any experience with the English game knows that Newcastle are one of the best supported clubs in England.
Football runs through the veins of every Newcastle supporter based in the North East and it’s this passion, this ambition and this determination which makes Newcastle one of the best clubs to play for in England and Europe.
The examples of French players at Newcastle will help and encourage Remy to make the move, regardless of what his former agent or current Marseille midfielder Joey Barton is saying.
Cabaye, Debuchy, Hatem Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaus are just a few of the examples of players who have joined Newcastle and have done well at the club. Cabaye’s international career was even triggered because of his role as the club’s captain.
As things stand, the 26-year-old has rejected the chance to link up with Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers and unless he’s still in touch with Guerra, there is still a very good chance he could still become Alan Pardew’s latest French sensation.
What are the chances of Remy joining Newcastle this month? Does Guerra have a point? Let us know what you think.
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