Newcastle offered former hero on loan as they battle against relegation

Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Loic Remy on loan for the second time in two-and-a-half years, according to reports from the Newcastle Chronicle.

The Frenchman starred for the Magpies during the 2013/14 season when he moved to the club following QPR’s relegation, but left at the end of the campaign, eventually, joining Chelsea.

Although he moved on, Remy is remembered fondly by the Toon Army, and the club have failed to find a truly worthy striker to lead the line since his exit.

And reports claim that they could set up a reunion with the 29-year-old, with Chelsea ready to let him join the Newcastle on loan.

Remy has been a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge for the last 18 months, and with interim manager Guus Hiddink thought to be looking to sign a new striker in the coming weeks, his situation may only deteriorate.

The ex-Marseille man – who netted 14 goals in 26 games for the North East side – may be swayed by a short-term move, with a spot in France’s EURO 2016 up for grabs should he impress at St James’ Park.

Newcastle’s current crop of strikers – Papiss Cisse, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez – have notched just 10 goals this season altogether.