Le10Sport, a prestigious and well-regarded French footballing site has in the past hour reported of an agreement finally being struck between QPR and Necwastle for the transfer of Loic Remy on a year-long loan.
Here is the English version, reliably translated by our resident French linguist, Jasper Wright.
QPR and Newcastle have reached an agreement on the terms of a loan with the additional option to buy striker Loic Remy. But the deal is not yet finalized.
Contrary to what was said by QPR manager, Harry Redknapp, in a conderence in this past week…
“I do not think that Remy will leave on loan. I don’t really see the point. I cannot see why we would have splashed out €10,5M for him only to loan him out. If he is to leave, the acquiring club will have to pay the price. There is a buyout clause and we would like to recuperate our investment if we were to sell him.”
…QPR and Newcastle are now agreed on the terms of a loan with the option to buy.
Although initially there was talk between the two clubs of a transfer around € 11 million (£8m), the release clause cost of the French striker, the agreement has been finalized on the basis of a loan instead.
So, if true, this is great news. There’s no doubt that Newcastle need at least one new striker in the roster, possible two, and with the further positive news on our pursuit of Bafetimbi Gomis, it looks as though the club are finally set to complete some useful business this Summer.