The London Evening Standard is reporting that QPR have not given up yet on Loic Remy – even though a fee has been agreed between Newcastle and QPR for the striker, and the news this morning was that Remy was undergoing a medical in Newcastle.
Loic Remy – QPR still in the hunt?
But the news today is that QPR are still hoping to do a deal with QPR, and of course it will depend on how much Newcastle are offering Loic Remy, who had refused to even meet with QPR manager Harry Redknapp when he traveled to France eight days ago.
We don’t know if this is a piece of mischief served up by the London press, but the news today was that Remy is in a medical at Newcastle – so if that’s true he must have agreed to the terms offered to him by Newcastle United.
And the news in the local papers this morning was that Newcastle hope to unveil Loic tomorrow as a Newcastle player, but of course QPR will be desperate to get some good players into their squad in January, and they will offer silly money in wages to get their men.
The Evening Standard is reporting that Redknapp had a £22M offer for Remy turned down by Marseilles 12 months, and if Remy were to enter into talks with QPR, his agents could look at the possibility of inserting a clause into his contract, that would allow him to leave were the London club relegated – much like Demba Ba had in his contract at West Ham two years ago.
We just have to hope Newcastle unveil the player tomorrow, and the fact we have top French players like Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux, Mathieu Debuchy and Gabby Obertan at the club, will make it very easy for Loic to settle on Tyneside.
But David Craig of Sky Sports is also reporting that Remy will now speak to QPR – but we don’t know how true this story is – and surely Newcastle will not let Remy slip through their grip – so late in the game.
Finally, the Evening Standard is still reporting that Newcastle are strong favorites to get the deal done, and we think that’s exactly what will happen.
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