26-year-old French international striker Loic Remy joined Newcastle United yesterday on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers, having turned down the Magpies in January.
Newcastle were desperate to land the then Marseille forward to boost their survival hopes during the winter transfer window, but he inexplicably chose a club in even worse trouble.
Inevitably, QPR went down despite Remy’s return of 6 goals in 13 appearances. Now, he’s been forced to move on again in order to remain in the top-flight.
Remy made it clear his intention to stake a claim for a place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil for his country and the switch to Tyneside offers him the best opportunity to prove his worth at the highest level.
How pleased fans will be at his arrival is up for debate, due to Remy’s refusal to come to the north-east just seven short months ago. However, if he hits the ground running in terms of goals, he could become a terrace hero within a short space of time.