Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is on the verge of joining Newcastle United on a loan deal after traveling to Newcastle to undergo a medical.
Newcastle United have reportedly been trying to sign the prolific French striker on a transfer deal, but after discussions fell apart, a season-long loan deal is on the cards. According to QPR manager Harry Redknapp, the London club will net £2million from the loan deal, while Newcastle will have an option to sign the player on a permanent deal if Remy impresses on Tyneside.
The other reason why a loan deal is preferred is because Remy was arrested on suspicion of rape in May, 2013, but the police haven’t decided whether they intend to charge him with an offense or not.
Last summer, Remy was originally planning on signing with Newcastle United but on the day that the striker was due in Newcastle to undergo a medical, QPR came in at the eleventh hour with an offer to double his wages, and the Frenchman decided to go to London instead.
If Remy signs for Newcastle United on a loan deal, what’s your opinion regarding what a Remy-Cisse strike force could offer Newcastle United? Does this automatically make Newcastle a top 10 club instead of the 16th-place position they ended last season? Have your say in the comments section below.