Seven months after missing out on Loic Remy, Newcastle United have signed the French striker on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers, Independent
Remy becomes Newcastle’s first signing of a summer that has been complicated by the return of the club’s former interim manager, Joe Kinnear, as director of football, and to oversee the Magpies’ transfer dealings. They also hope to confirm the signing of Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis later this week.
Despite impressing for QPR, scoring six goals in 14 Premier League games, after joining from Marseille in January, Remy was unable to prevent their relegation to the Championship, and he has looked likely to leave all summer, with the 26-year-old hoping to make the French squad for next year’s World Cup.
And after the deal was confirmed, Remy spoke of his delight at joining Newcastle. He said: I’m very happy to be a Newcastle player. It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. I was very flattered by the club’s interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer.”
And Newcastle boss Alan Pardew added: “Loic is a great player and I’m delighted that Joe has got him on board for us. He’ll be a great addition to the squad. He gives us strength and pace up front and I’m sure he’ll bring plenty of goals.”
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