French striker Loic Remy was convinced he should join Queens Park Rangers instead of Newcastle United because QPR owner Tony Fernandes took time to play a FIFA 12 game against him at the end of four hours of negotiations.
“It showed to me what a good person Tony is. He showed his human side to me as an owner of the club,” said Remy, quoted in The Telegraph.
So it wasn’t the opportunity to double his wages at QPR that did the trick, eh Loic?
Meanwhile, at St. James’s Park, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was last seen honing his FIFA 12 skills.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Loic Remy says FIFA 12 game with Tony Fernandes persuaded him to join QPR not Newcastle — Telegraph
- Norwich bid £5m for Swansea striker Danny Graham — Sky Sports
- AC Milan start negotiations to sign Man City striker Mario Balotelli — 101GG
- Arsène Wenger coy over Edinson Cavani as Arsenal plan to spend big — The Guardian
- Luis Suarez’s dive against Stoke unacceptable, says Brendan Rodgers — The Independent
- Wigan complete a six-month loan of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles — The Mail
- Internazionale’s Wesley Sneijder holding out for Premier League move — The Guardian
- West Brom’s Steven Reid played against Arsenal for 45 minutes with broken leg — ESPN FC
- Manchester United have taken the young Leicester City attacker Jeff Schlupp on trial — The Independent
- Wembley Stadium to be renamed in FA deal with mobile phone company EE — The Telegraph
- Alan Pardew says Newcastle United must recruit to avoid relegation — The Guardian
- Shaun Maloney signs contract extension with Wigan — The Mail
- Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher out for rest of the season — The Guardian
- FA to investigate Sam Allardyce penalty comments — The Mail
- Ryan Giggs defends Wayne Rooney over penalty misses — The Guardian
- FSF has announced a campaign designed to cap the price of away tickets — Sky Sports
- High ticket prices risk excluding a generation in English football — The Guardian
- Brendan Rodgers faces wait to see if £6m move for Wesley Sneijder is possible — The Telegraph
- Arsenal hoping to home in on Chelsea’s frailties at Stamford Bridge — The Guardian
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