It looks French striker Loic Remy is very likely to join Arsenal this summer, when his one year loan deal at Newcastle runs out, and the player has been seen in London this week meeting with Arsenal officials.
Loic Remy has met with Arsenal officials
Remy has scored 13 goals in just 24 appearances on Tyneside, and he has been outstanding for the Magpies this season, and the QPR striker is expected to join a bigger club in the summer.
The news is being reported in Football Direct News, which is owned by Mike Ashley, so maybe this is some inside information leaking out.
Remy has apparently been spotted in a London hotel with Arsenal officials, so it looks like the London club have stolen a march on some other big clubs – like Chelsea – who are also interested in signing the 27 year-old striker – who could be available for just £8M.
Tottenham Hotspur have also been interested in Remy, but Tottenham will not be able to offer the former Marseilles striker Champions League football, and it seems he will be an Arsenal player next season.
Once Newcastle sold Yohan Cabaye in January and failed to replace him, that was a big message to Loic and the rest of the Newcastle players that the club did not have enough ambition to become a big club again in England, and it was almost certain Remy would not sign for Newcastle.
That’s turning out to be true – sad but true.