Missing out on Remy isn’t the end of the world for Newcastle (Video)

With Queen’s Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp confirming the club are close to securing the signature of Loic Remy from Marseille, many a Newcastle United would understandably feel disappointed. Despite his poor return of three goals in 22 games, he’s still a striker that would’ve complemented Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse perfectly.

However, missing out on the Frenchman isn’t necessarily the end of the world for the Magpies, especially with reports suggesting they are interested in Saint-Etienne front-man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the man to bolster the front-line following the departure of Demba Ba.

The 23-year-old has been in better form this year in comparison to Remy, having hit the back of the net eight times in 22 appearances for the Ligue Un side. His favoured position may be as the leading front-man, but like his French counterpart, the Gabon international is more than capable of putting in a performance from either the left or right-wing, something the would appease manager Alan Pardew.

If anything, securing Aubameyang would be a better signing for the Newcastle boss as he continues to fight the good fight to steer the club away from the relegation zone. Should the Saint-Etienne man be available foe as little as £7m, it’s argued that he would be a more astute signing than Remy, who is set to sign an £80,000-a-week contract with QPR.