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Great News – Loic Remy Will Undergo Newcastle Medical Today

10:51 am, Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 76 Comments

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.

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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. :D

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.

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76 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sir Braveheart // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Believe it when I see it. =)

  • 2 WWYCD // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    6 months late for his medical, he must be on Nile Rangers time table

  • 3 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Nice one, a good start.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    WW…,
    I think the less he is compared with No Danger the better :0

  • 5 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Glad its Remy. The best striker we have been linked with IMO. Gomis and Sinclair or Ince would be the icing on the cake.

  • 6 prashanth // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    screamed/squealed and frightened my flatmate… please be true , please be true, please be true…

  • 7 Rainrix // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Gignacs interview is pretty much gold like! A big mac for gignac :)

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11810/8855456/marseilles-andre-pierre-gignac-rubbishes-speculation-over-newcastle-move

  • 8 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Would be nice if he played against rangers.

  • 9 prashanth // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    @JazzyP
    So are you coming to the fabled Down Under?

  • 10 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Glad you were wrong jail ;)

  • 11 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    LIL….if you’re telling me Obertan is even a half decent footballer, that will probably the first thing you’ve said that I’ve disagreed with…
    As for Santon, whether he plays LB or LW he needs a left footed player alongside him…to complement his natural desire to cut inside.

  • 12 WWYCD // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    JfA
    Dunno mate I hear hes stopping by a tattoo parlour before his medical to have Remy carved across his face

  • 13 MichaelMac // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I wonder if NUFC are taking Remy on season long loan with an possible option to buy at the buy-out-fee, due to the pending court case (rape charge)? Would be a smart move if this is the case.

  • 14 Transfer Sage // Aug 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Great signing if all goes to completion. A loan deal best or now until we know what will happen with he criminal accusation.

    A very good finisher and has the pace we desperately lack going forward.

    If gomis comes too we will have all the components of avert good 11 as well as 4/5 good players on the bench too.

  • 15 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Hope there´s going to be a buy clause in his contract.

    Great signing if it comes off.

  • 16 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Lilongwe
    Mourinho sees santon as a future world class defender.
    That’s good enough for me !!

  • 17 prashanth // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Now get the Scriper and Sister that Joke wants…

  • 18 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    The key part of this deal is that the fee to sign Remy permanently has been agreed and if we exercise that option Remy HAS to sign for us.

    I’ve read that Remy wanted the option to go to any club at the end of the loan deal – that would be a Ba situation all over again.

    It will be interesting to hear how this loan deal has been structured but nevertheless Remy is an excellent signing.

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Clinath,
    I’m not in the slightest stating that. :-) I’d say that is more of a comment on the lack of natural width at the club. That is the same reason people even consider having Santon as a winger.

    Personally, if we don’t have wingers, let’s not play with wingers. Play with a narrow midfield and allow fullbacks to provide width and have movement in behind Cisse in HBA/Marveaux/Remy/Vuckic. Don’t try and slot players who are better in other roles into them just so we have ‘wingers’.

  • 20 Hebburn Mag // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Its hard not to be angry and bitter towards the Loic Remy situation because lets face it, he turned us down in January for more money and nothing more. But I think as soon as he signs and starts scoring goals that will all change. If it is a season long loan that he signs on then surely we will have told QPR that we want first choice to make the deal permanent after all if he comes and scores 15/20 goals plus then we wont want to loose the chance to sign him on a permanent basis. Now that he is coming in (hopefully) I hope that we are still pushing a deal through for Gomis but at the end of the day we have been lacking substantial fire power since Demba Ba left. From good sources (not HP or Heinz) Remy is already at the Benton training ground so I think this deal will be announced today.

  • 21 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Well lets hope Remy signs for us and does the business pretty sure having the likes of Arfa , Sissoko and Cabaye will make the guy feel welcome

    Would love us to sign Gomis as he would offer us an aerial threat and hold up play would rather him coming on at half time rather than Shola !

    As for Santon last season he was expected to cover the whole left side because Jonas offered nothing and the likes of Tiote offered no protection for him to go forward either even though a lot of games he was expected to do it all himself !

    Would also love it if we signed Ince as well that would give us enough attacking options to challenge for a top 6 place

    Imagine this scenario….

    Faye Downey gets our players fit enough to play that high pressing attacking game that we played against Man Utd and Arsenal away for the WHOLE game!

    Or is that too positive ? ha ha

  • 22 CullysFinest // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Newcastle have pulled the plug, Alan Pardew see’s the rapidly improving Gabriel Obertan as a centre attacking threat having been impressed with his goals tally this pre-season and is confident he will chip in with enough goals to withdraw the pursuit of Newcastles striking targets this summer and has assured Obertan that he will get minutes this season,
    He said, ‘Gabriel, you will get minutes.’

    Source – carbonara

  • 23 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Prashanth
    As nufc says on the shirt-depends on the Wonga buddy I am offered.Blacky and neil were 2 of the lads out there last year and were earning in excess of 70 dollars an hr through a composite company.they were there primarily putting all the infrastructure in place ready for the mass influx of immigrants over the next few year.

  • 24 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Bills,
    No he doesn’t. Only if we have agreed full contractual terms, which there is no news at all of, would Remy HAVE to sign for us. A first option means that we get to speak to him first if we want to buy him, but he can still say no.

  • 25 Generic Commenter // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Anyone else getting deja vu?

  • 26 Mr Robson // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Somebody make sure there are no premiership managers waiting to snap him up last minute from the platform at the station!

  • 27 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Lil…phew! that’s more like it. Agree 100% about not playing “wingers” just for the sake of it.

    You had me worried for a bit then…

  • 28 keeganjr // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    finally !!! Forget the past, just score 18-25 goals and 10-15 assist and everyone is happy.. GET IN

  • 29 Rainrix // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    QPR want to keep him but want him off the wage bill while they’re in the championship. If they come back up i reckon they wont be inclined to sell unless theres some contract agreement between us with this loan deal. Also isnt remys buyout clause only valid while QPR are in the championship?

  • 30 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Lil,

    I’m saying that the deal should be a full signing agreement structured only as a loan deal now to cover the possibility of Remy facing charges.

    That is the ideal agreement for us.

    Anything else leaves us wide open to providing a platform for Remy and QPR to cash in if he has a good season.

  • 31 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Its amazing what a bit of good news does for the blog lads aint it. Its gone 11am and there has not been one argument or bitching yet !!………….still time I know.

  • 32 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Bills,
    Remy knows fine well that if he has a good season then the clubs that have been looking in from the outside will be after him. No way Remy would agree to that.

    I agree though that it should be structured that way for our benefit, but it won’t be as it benefits no one else….

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Sean@ 10,
    What about !

  • 34 Robby Bobson // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    I read this story 6 months ago…lets hope he doesnt stop off at burton albion on the way to sign for them.

  • 35 surreytoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    With Gignac saying he is staying at Marseilles, the prospect of them making an offer for Gomis recedes. However I reckon Gomis is trying to smoke out other interest and now that Remy has signed he may worry about getting games and being perceived as cover.

    So that one I am not optimistic about.

    What is intriguing is Kinnear’s comment about “another area” of the team which he is pursuing a player for. I wonder if that is Zoet (GK), a defender or midfielder??

  • 36 nufc1984 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Remy to #nufc has permanent option at end of season. The ‘other area’ Kinnear has spoken of strengthening is left wing. After 2 strikers in.

    From skysports on twitter. Should answer the question about final fee

  • 37 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Really glad we are finally gonna get this one done and dusted

  • 38 prashanth // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    @Jazzy well if it works out, let me kknow. would love to meet a fellow toon fan!

    As for the bitching yea, it was getting tiresome to say the least, hopefully it stays down

    Gonna hang around for another 2 hours before i nod off, to see if Remy holds up a toon jersey

  • 39 low fell mag // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Superb news. ,Cissie @ Remy will form a great partnership.
    Top class player.

  • 40 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    He’s exactly what we need in terms of a wing-playing striker but I don’t rate him massively and I can’t help but feel he’ll go down for rape or at least get a suspended sentence. So as a person I can’t rate him but he’s a decent footballer and he’ll improve us, and it’s only a loan, so can’t really complain.

  • 41 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Promising….
    Shirt shot needed then we can relax

  • 42 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Nufc1984
    I hope there is a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season deal. otherwise it will be a deal for Remy to showcase his talent to the world stage.And as someone has rightly said will be no better than the ba saga.

  • 43 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Oh Ed you need to get Tony Anderson to make a new banner with Perchinho and Simpson out and with Remy and Gomis in!

  • 44 surreytoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 5m

    Our contacts on Tyneside claim #PSG midfielder Jeremy Menez is target for #NUFC once striker situation sorted.Menez can play either wing

  • 45 nufc1984 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    I think what is being planned but that will not be said from a legal point of view is that Newcastle will buy him before end of season if this rape charge hanging over him is dropped. Can see it being another hba deal where we purchase him half way through a season. And I remember when mike Ashley laid out his plans re transfers when he said we would pay straight cash for players and only loan players If we can buy them at end of term so I would say we are definitely buying him outright once he is cleared.

  • 46 paul24 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    I’ll believe it when he’s holding up a toon top with Remy on it.

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Not to fussed on Gomis now but would definitely have Bent if he’s happy yo be cover unless of course Remy, Cisse and Gomis could play as a front three

  • 48 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    remy and gomis ^^ wow we may well be some sort of challenge this season.

  • 49 Rooster // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Touch wood, the lad passes the medical today, and we have a buy out clause apparently to get him permenent at the end of the season, now we just have to see what happens when he goes to court “yikes”

    I think we all need some good news we have had the stuffing knocked out of us a wee bit to say the least, its nice for us to have a clause in our corner for a change, and as Harry said the lad could play for any team in the prem, and QPR fans liken him to Henry the way he plays his football, we deserve some happy days, let them get started.

  • 50 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Lads we can finally have this :

    ——–HBA——–Cisse——–Remy——–

    That will be feared by premier league defenses throughout the land. Anyone else sticking Remy or Cisse in their dream team ? .

  • 51 low fell mag // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    45 blogs so far and no negative blogs .
    What a joy it is this morning to read something positive.
    Toon Toon black@ white Army!

  • 52 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    But Pardew will prefer

    Obertan———–Shola————Jonas

  • 53 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    ;)

  • 54 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Big papa
    If they put remy down as a midfielder ooooooooohhhh yes baby-points galore

  • 55 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    It is probably a deal so that we have first option to buy at the end of the season for a reduced price.

    If we do well this season and say finish 5th again, would you really want to go back to QPR if they get promoted ?

  • 56 nufc1984 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    The other line on the twitter is that man city want debuchy. I know its far fetched, but if it did happen would anyone be happier with cash and Richards as our right back?

  • 57 richyg01 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Menez is a great player.

  • 58 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    jack ^

    haha! hopefully that only gets used against in the cups, wouldn’t put it past him though

  • 59 Grafton83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    About time, great player, complete tit otherwise but that’s footballers isn’t it

  • 60 Grafton83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    And just think we could have snapped him up last season if only DL would have played some Fifa with him

  • 61 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    @ JB

    God forbid they ever successfully invent human cloning. Then Pardew would play :

    ————————Guti———————

    —-Guti——–Guti———-Guti——-Guti—

    —-Guti——–Guti———-Guti——-Guti—

    —————-Guti———–Guti————–

    :)

  • 62 oldbobaycliffe // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    seeing how many french players we have in the team is the time right to appoint a french manager and as we have not won a domestic title in nearly 60yrs why not leave the pl and have a go in the french leaque.lets be honest with ashley i can,t see us winning anything in the pl.

  • 63 Dragon64 // Aug 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Should of been here last season but that’s the way things go in football if he’s the 1st one let’s get a couple more over the line before start of season

  • 64 Robby Bobson // Aug 5, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Surreytoon…not happenin, cost alot of money and fell out with hba at euros, truely amazing player though.

    Ohsholaameobi…noone gets suspended sentence for rape, its either years behind bars or nothing.

  • 65 Heslop Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    As long as there are no problems with the rape case and the deal actually happens, then this will be a great signing for the upcoming season.

  • 66 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 5, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    I love the thought of our new look attack, who could argue with hba – cisse – remy. And gomis playing behind cisse will be the icing on the cake!

    Sadly I can’t see remy sticking with after the loan deal finishes, especially if he hits 15-20 goals and is cleared of rape, as somebody like spurs will offer him a bigger contract. But I wouldn’t worry about that as graham carr will find somebody just as good. I’d be happy with jeremy menez. Or more realistically scott sinclair! Lol

  • 67 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Also I think somebody needs a whisper in APs ear, tell him remy and hba keep rotating wings during games, while cisse and gomis keep rotating between striker and amc. Now that will be a very unpredictable. Premiership defenders won’t even know who there marking.

  • 68 scout // Aug 5, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Nice work Joe, credit where credits due.

  • 69 MAUTITOON // Aug 5, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    the mercenary is on his way to the toon.Let’s unroll the red carpet for the lad,lol.
    forward and upward,champion’s league here we come……

  • 70 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Would love it if remy, gomis, menez/ Sinclair or ince were signed this week.
    That would show a bit of ambition in my book.

    Belfast
    I told you this week would be special mate lol.

  • 71 Pegswood Mag // Aug 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Well done Joe, its been a complicated transfer but you have come up trumps. All we ever needed was a striker or two, and with the other quality and class players we have, we can push for top 6. Lets be positive.

  • 72 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    dont count your chickens untill its hatched just got a text from my mate a fulham fan they have activated his release clausean hour ago

  • 73 Pegswood Mag // Aug 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    I’ll believe that if I see it, we actually have him in the training ground now, that must make us favourites

  • 74 sa80teur // Aug 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Bills-Son

    In English law, you cannot ‘agree to agree’. Pre-contract agreements etc, if challenged, would not hold up in court. We could not legally force Remy to sign anything.

    Either he has signed a contract, or he has not. If he has not, he can do whatever he likes.

  • 75 coastalboy // Aug 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Hope Joe isnt driving him up from London, will need more than a g.p.s. for him to find his way here

  • 76 ToonBano // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Its done!

    http://www.toonbano.com/2013/08/official-loic-remy-is-newcastle-player6.html#.UgACeJLviSo




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