Newcastle fans were quick to voice their discontent with the lack of transfer activity over the summer although pundits have been quick to point out that the team from the North East did do a lot of business in the January window of 2013.
The past couple of years have been somewhat of a re-run of the French Revolution for fans of Newcastle. The vast majority of imports have been French based, with many French or French speaking players in the team. Newcastle were heavily linked with another Frenchman in Bafetimbi Gomis in the summer but this transfer didn’t transpire. Instead, Alan Pardew and new Director of Football and former boss Joe Kinnear moved quickly to bring another Les Bleus striker that already had a taste of Premier League football- Loic Remy.
His time in West London playing in a beleaguered QPR team was not the best introduction for him to the Premier League but being part of a team that was beaten frequently undoubtedly gave Remy a taste of what is required to compete week in week out in the Premier League. He seems to have returned to Premier League action ready to fire Newcastle up the table. Here are five reasons why Remy is a breath of fresh air for Newcastle.