Frenchman completes Newcastle switch as Bent pursuit hots up

QPR striker Loic Remy

Newcastle have completed their first major deal of the summer, by signing Loic Remy on a season-long-loan deal from QPR, reports the Daily Mail. 

Remy cost the Hoops £8million last January, but could not save them from relegation last season despite firing 6 Premier League goals during the second half of the campaign.

His signing will come as a relief to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and the clubs new director of football Joe Kinnear, both of which had come under fire for their failure to bring in new players this summer.

The club hope this will prove the first striker deal of the summer, as they remain in the hunt for Aston Villa forward Darren Bent, and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis. Kinnear has previously stated the club have held talks with Bent and his agent, whilst facing a battle for Gomis’s signature with three other clubs.

However the capture of Remy has finally given the clubs supporters something to cheer.

‘I’m very happy to be a Newcastle player,’ Remy said.

‘It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. 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.’