Remy reportedly rejects Newcastle - time to move for £15m man?

Alexandre Lacazette

The Queens Park Rangers striker is said to have turned the Magpies down, so should they now move on to Alexandre Lacazette once and for all?

According to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Loic Remy has turned down Newcastle United's latest approach for him.

The France forward, who spent last season on loan at St James' Park, is said to have been a target for the Mapgies all summer. And Alan Pardew's side have reportedly made fresh contact in a bid to prise him away from Loftus Road this week.

However, it is claimed that 27-year-old Remy has snubbed Newcastle's offer, taking them back to square one.

For many Magpies fans, though, it seems as the latest news is the last straw as far as Remy is concerned. The Frenchman has, to all intents and purposes, made the club look desperate with his reluctance to return to Tyneside. So is it time for Newcastle to simple move on?

With just one weekend left before deadline day, Pardew's side have little time to waste in their search for a new striker.

The focus, then, needs to be shifted to a forward who might actually want to come to St James' Park. And one such target could just exist in Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman is reportedly available for a £15 million fee and is four years Remy's junior. His current side Lyon, meanwhile, have failed to reach the Europa League group stages, meaning he would no longer sacrifice European football were he to leave the Ligue 1 side.

Pardew has stressed that the Magpies must sell if they are to bring in another striker - but the extra transfer activity will be worth the wait.

After Newcastle's opening two Premier League clashes, the need for a prolific goalscorer is all too clear to see. One final push could solve the problem, however, if the club act accordingly and bring in Lacazette.

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