Newcastle United in the hunt for Loic Remy after Darren Bent deal collapses
Loic Remy is virtually certain to leave Queens Park Rangers before the summer transfer window closes, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that Newcastle United are interested in signing the Frenchman.
August 1st, 2013
Remy arrived at Loftus Road in January and was an impressive performer for the Hoops despite the team getting relegated, with the forward scoring six goals in fourteen appearances for the London club.
Marseille actually accepted a €10 million bid from Newcastle in January before the player decided against joining the Magpies and instead signed for QPR, although Remy is thought to be earning around £80,000 per week and Rangers will want him off the wage bill as they prepare for life in the Championship.
Newcastle have previously been in pursuit of Aston Villa forward Darren Bent although it’s been reported that a potential deal has collapsed which means that Remy is now the number one target for Alan Pardew.
Bafetimbi Gomis has also been on the hit list at St James’ Park, although a £7m bid for the player was rejected by Lyon last week and the north-east club are unprepared to offer any more money for the talented forward.
Meanwhile, it appears that Darren Bent will now sign for Fulham who are prepared to match his £65,000-per-week salary that he’s currently earning at Aston Villa.