Newcastle United have signed Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan, according to the Metro.
The 26 year old moves to St James’ Park just seventh months after signing for Queens Park Rangers, to become Alan Pardew’s first signing since Joe Kinnear was appointed Director of Football earlier this summer.
Remy was linked with a move to Newcastle in January, but opted for a move to the Hoops, where his six goals in fourteen league appearances wasn’t enough to save them from relegation to the Championship.
His firepower will be welcomed by the North East club, who managed just four goals in the final eight games of the season; form that saw them fall dangerously close to the relegation zone.
The former Marseille man becomes the twelfth player from across the Channel to sign for the Magpies, and could soon be joined by another of his international teammates, forward Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon.
The Ligue 1 side have accepted an offer of around £7m for the 28 year old, though there has been some dispute regarding agents fees.