QPR forward Loic Remy is undergoing a medical on Tyneside today (Monday) after terms have been agreed for him to spend a season on loan at Newcastle United.
Speaking after a charity cricket match at Totteridge yesterday, Newcastle United’s Director of football, Joe Kinnear, had this to say about the pursuit of Remy:
“I would think that we are very close to agreeing that. By maybe Monday or Tuesday, we would be in a position to say yes or no.
“I’m very happy with how that deal is going at the moment. I’m very happy with the conversations we’ve had. I’ve been to QPR and spoken to the people who represent him (Remy), and in my opinion there is every chance that the deal could take place.” (full interview here)
Though the the exact terms are uncertain, QPR manager Harry Redknapp had the following to say a couple of days ago on what they would be looking for out of a loan deal for the 26 year old hitman:
“He’s a player who’s going on loan. If you were buying Loic Remy for £8million, which there were clubs to buy him for, if you gave him a four-year contract and he ran that down and was a free agent, he’d cost you £2million a year,” concluding:
“If somebody wants to loan him they’d be entitled to pay £2million for him.”
Previously. Loic Remy has played for Olympique Lyonnais, Lens, Nice and Olympique de Marseille before joining Queens Park Rangers in January of this year, this after famously pulling out of a previous move to Newcastle when he went to play on a Playstation with QPR owner Tony Fernandes instead.
He has played 223 games for the above clubs, scoring 81 goals. He has also played 18 games for the French international side, scoring 4.
Update: Photos of Remi at Newcastle United’s Benton training ground.