Great news today from Sky Sports, that QPR and French International striker Loic Remy will undergo a medical at Newcastle today, ahead of a proposed loan move.
Loic Remy – will take medical today – fantastic news
Joe Kinnear had said he thought the Remy deal could be done today or tomorrow, so it looks like Joe is delivering his first signing for Newcastle as Director of Football.
This is fantastic news for Newsletter, and hopefully everything can go smoothly today and we can have Loic singed to that one year loan deal.
Harry Redknapp had commented it would take £2M plus his wages to get the deal done, but Kinnear indicated yesterday that Newcastle were not turned off by that high fee.
Remy had almost joined Newcastle in January, but at the last moment he decided to go for the bigger wages at QPR, but everybody makes a mistake now and then.
Last season for QPR Remy looked very impressive and scored 6 goals in 14 appearances for the relegated side, including a first half penalty against Newcastle.
The 26 year-old was signed from Marseilles in January by the London club, and he has 18 caps with four goals for the full French side, and in short – he’s a great striker.
The deal will include Newcastle having the first chance to sign the player on a permanent basis next summer, and it even looks good for Joe Kinnear because he said yesterday he thought the deal could be completed.
It also gives Loic a couple of weeks to get acclimatized at Newcastle, before our first league game at Manchester City.
Again this is great news, and just think what Papiss Cisse and Loic Remy can do to opposing defenses next season – love it!
Now to get Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon on Tyneside.
Howay The Lads!!
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