Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, Newcastle United fans are looking pleased with the latest claim from Metro who note that Loic Remy is honoured to have joined the Magpies on loan.
The Frenchman was understandably keen to secure a move away from relegated QPR this season and especially given it is coming up to World Cup year, playing in the Championship was simply not an option.
Rather than sell the player, Harry Redknapp has lived up to his wheeler dealer reputation and sent the player on loan to St. James’ Park, presumably with the idea of getting him back once the squad are promoted again – as one of our punters quips however, how long that could take is anyone’s guess.
Joe Kinnear of course considers himself to be something of a transfer whizz and will now think that not only is Mike Ashley’s appointment of him now totally justified but Alan Pardew should be content with his work to boot.
Remy himself spoke to the clubs official website after the move and noted: “I’m very happy to be a Newcastle player.
“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 focussed on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can.”
How many goals can Loic Remy bag for Newcastle United this season? Let us know your thoughts below.
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