As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Shearer: Newcastle must cough up big to compete in market

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says they must pay up if they want to add to the squad this month.

Toon have been blown away by QPR in the race for Marseille striker Loic Remy this week.

Shearer told The Journal: "It's a tricky one. If you don't pay the best wages or pay the going rate, you don't get the players. Simple as that. If other teams are prepared to pay that, players will go there - you can't blame him for doing that, can you?.

"Playing in front of 18,000 rather than 52,000 might feel strange for him, though. If he does go to QPR I'm pretty sure he'll have a 'get-out' clause if they get relegated. But that's the way the game goes, if you don't pay the going rate you don't get the players."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free