Remy poised for Newcastle loan move

Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is set to move on loan to Newcastle United, according to BBC Sport, with the 26-year-old to undergo a medical on Monday to become the Magpies’ first summer acquisition.

After the appointment of former interim manager Joe Kinnear as the club’s new director of football in June Newcastle have struggled to make any signings, with a striker their main priority. Now, however, along with Remy, they are now nearing a deal for Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis, with personal terms still to be agreed after having a bid of £8m rejected.

A similar fee brought Remy to QPR from Marseille in January, as the Frenchman reportedly chose Harry Redknapp’s side over Newcastle. He went on to impress for the West Londoners, scoring six goals in 14 games, including one on his debut, but was unable to prevent their relegation.

Since their demotion to the Championship was confirmed in April, Remy’s exit has always appeared likely, and he was not part of the squad for QPR’s first league encounter this season, against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

During his time at Marseille, he scored 42 goals in 111 appearances, and prior to that, appeared in two title winning seasons for Lyon.

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