Loic Remy spent the 2013/14 season on loan with Newcastle scoring 14 goals in his 27 appearances. He, of course, shunned us the year before to join QPR in the January window. QPR were relegated later that season, making Remy available for his loan on Tyneside.
The 32-year-old joined Lille in the summer of 2018, where he has scored 10 goals in his 41 appearances. This summer, Lille brought in 20-year-old Victor Osimhen from Belgian club Charleroi for just over £10m.
The Nigerian international has been a revelation at the French club scoring 9 goals in his 17 appearances. He has been linked with Newcastle since October.
Remy has praised his new teammate, who has been nominated for CAF African player of the year and Youth player of the year.
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“I think Victor was a big discovery for everyone and it once again underlined the wise recruitment choices of the club, who were very shrewd in the choice that they made.
“I think that Victor is a player with a big future. I’m at the stage now where I can identify players who have potential and who are serious and diligent in all that they do and he strikes me as that type of player.
“He trains with intensity. He’s a real goalscorer who works on a personal level even after team sessions, whether it be weight lifting or whether taking the time to just look after himself.
“So yes, Victor is the complete player for me and he has a big future. Some people like to compare us as we are two attackers: sometimes one plays and the other doesn’t etc. But there is no animosity between us.
“He’s someone I like and, as I said, someone I feel has a great future if he continues putting in the serious work.”
It looks like Newcastle may be too late to the game for Osimhen, as he is now linked with quite a few elite clubs. The latest being Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, who were said to be tracking the striker last week.
He looks to be some talent who is also starting to star internationally for Nigeria. It’s a pity Newcastle weren’t on his trail a little earlier as he seems like a steal for Lille at just £10m