Loic Remy moves from QPR to Newcastle United
Newcastle United have managed to acquire the services of Queens Park Ranger forward Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal. The young French striker, who scored six goals in 13 games in his debut season for QPR last season, had created a lot of buzz in the English transfer market this summer.
Remy moves to Newcastle United only six months after an £8 million move to QPR. Newcastle United’s director of football Joe Kinnear claims the 26-year-old France international has been a longtime transfer target.
Kinnear has announced that Newcastle United were close to signing the French striker on Sunday. Meanwhile, Remy admits he is exuberant to join the Magpies.
“It will be a huge honor to play for such a big club,” Remy told the club’s official website.
“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.”
Kinnear, who is a new entry at the club, has made Remy his first signing. Kinnear claims Newcastle United needs to further bolster their attack. The Tyneside club is already being linked to a couple of other forwards as well.
“The need for us to strengthen up front was a priority and I have been working very hard to secure one of our targets in this position,” Kinnear said. “I'm delighted to have secured Loic for the season. Now we have him I'm sure he'll be a huge success for us; I know he's hungry for goals and is absolutely committed to helping us achieve success this season.”
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was full of praise for Remy as well. Pardew was “delighted” to have Remy in his squad and hailed Kinnear for bring the Frenchman to the club.
“Loic is a great player and I'm delighted that Joe has got him on board for us,” Pardew said. “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.”