QPR striker Loic Remy joins Newcastle on loan

Newcastle have signed striker Loic Remy on loan from QPR for the season.

Remy, who cost QPR £8million in January but could not prevent relegation, had a medical on Monday, and Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear also confirmed they remain in the hunt for Aston Villa's Darren Bent and hope to finalise terms with Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis.

'I'm very happy to be a Newcastle player,' Remy said.

'It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. I was very flattered by the club's interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer.

'The Premier League is the best league in the world and that's where I want to play.

'I am very motivated this year to get into the World Cup squad for my country. I know in order to do that I need to have a big season and a successful campaign with Newcastle United.

'I am focused on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can.

Manager Alan Pardew added: 'Loic is a great player and I'm delighted that Joe has got him on board for us.

'He'll be a great addition to the squad, he gives us strength and pace up front and I'm sure he'll bring plenty of goals.

'It's a big season for Loic, like it is for all our international players ahead of the World Cup, which will only provide extra incentive for him to play at the very top of his game.'

How time, money and circumstances change decisions! Loic rejected Newcastle for QPR's 'cash' in January, now he's praising Newcastle as a 'big club'.


  1. Number 1 gunners6 August 2013 at 17:03

    I wonder why wenger never sign this guy, he would v been a good signing for us


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