Things seem to be moving very quickly as Newcastle are very near to signing Marseilles striker Loic Remy and Joey Barton has wished his team-mate all the best and has told him what to expect at the Newcastle club – so does that mean it’s official. :D.
Loic Remy - should soon be a Newcastle player
And it’s getting very near to being a done deal it seems, as Marseilles President Vincent Labrune has now confirmed the following to the RMC Sport radio station in France:
“We have an agreement in principle with Newcastle, it is true,” “We have therefore given Loic permission to chat with them. For the rest, we must wait patiently.”
And it is being reported that Remy has left the Marseilles squad preparing for their game against Sochaux this afternoon, in order to talk to Newcastle and possibly agree to terms, and then the medical in Newcastle would be the next step, and perhaps he could fly back with Derek LLambias, who is in France negotiating the deal.
And Joey Barton, who Newcastle allowed to move to QPR on a free transfer eighteen months ago, even though he one year left on his contract, tweeted this today:
“Good luck to Loic in Newcastle. Don’t worry I’ve told him what to expect. Great guy. Perfect club for him.”
Nothing is official yet – but with any luck Newcastle could have the lad signed sometime tomorrow, and that would mean he would be available for the game against Reading next Saturday, and could also have a full week of training with his new team mates.
And if Newcastle can pull this off, Derek LLambias appears to have done a good job in getting this deal completed so soon, and Alan Pardew said this morning the Managing Director was working on three or four deals, not just one, and that some were warming up.
There could be even more than one signing in the coming week.
Howay The Lads!!
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