The President of Olympique Marseilles, Vincent Labrune, has reported that the club have now reached an an agreement on a fee with Newcastle United for Loic Remy, and that the 26 tear old Marseilles forward is now free to discuss personal terms with the club.
Speaking to French Radio Station RMC, he admitted:
“We have an agreement in principle with Newcastle, it is true, said Labrune. It was therefore authorized to Loïc chat with them. For the rest, wait patiently … “
The fee has been speculated as being €10.5 million, which is around £8.7 million at current exchange rates, though there has been no official confirmation of this at the time of writing.
Ex Newcastle United player and current Marseilles player Joey Barton also wished Remy luck on his move to Newcastle on his Twitter site, tweeting:
“Good luck to Loic in Newcastle. Don’t worry i’ve told him what to expect. Great guy. Perfect club for him. #toonarmy”
Although the player has been a big name in French football for a while and has 17 caps for the French International side, the player has struggled for form recently, scoring only 3 goals in 23 appearences for O.M. this season.