Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Break the Bank

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Break the Bank

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NIROTIVHANBDW' OLIVIER BERNARD has urged Newcastle United to show some ambition in this summer's transfer window and has warned stars like Loic Remy will continue to move on as long as the Magpies tread water mid-table.

BERNARD feels United should BREAK THE BANK and bring in Remy Cabella of Montpellier, plus Lyon's Clement Grenier and Alexandre Lacazette, to show they mean business next season. The popular former Toon full-back knows how the good times can roll on Tyneside after being part of Bobby Robson's team which rubbed shoulders with Barcelona and Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Now he feels major investment must be made if they harbour any hope of returning to the same stage.

When asked if Newcastle were dreaming if they thought they could persuade Loic Remy to sign on again this summer, Bernard told the Chroni"cle: "I agree.

"There are way too many clubs "interested in Loic.

"He is ambitious and he wants to play in the Champions League - or at least for a team - who are trying to get "there.

"If Newcastle want to make a statement, they need to go out and get Cabella, Grenier and Lacazette.

"Then - maybe - players like Loic or Yohan Cabaye will want to be at the club.

"You have to show some ambition to be at the top.

"Newcastle need to show players like Loic there is a change in the ambition if they want him to come back."

BERNARD has in-depth kn" edge of all of United's French targets - and he would love to see them through the door this summer.

He said: "Lacazette is a fantastic player who would be loved at Newcastle by the fans.

"He isa bit like Craig Bellamy in that he chases everything and "works hard for the team.

"If Newcastle signed him and "Bafa Gomis, it would help him.

"Gomis is a bit more of a target man, he is a similar player to Shola Ameobi in that sense. …

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