QPR striker Loic Remy is set to take a medical for Premier League side Newcastle, as the club is reportedly closing in on the capture of the French international on loan. The attacker has been linked with a move away from the Championship side, and could complete the signing in the next few days assuming nothing turns up in the player’s medical according to Sky Sports.
The French forward joined the QPR project in January of 2013 for a fee around £8 million after the former Premier League side struggled to score goals. Remy was solid for the club though, appearing in 14 league matches, scoring six times in his first season in England. Yet, the striker may move on from the relegated club already after playing only half a season at Loftus Road. However, QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants a £2 million loan fee in order to let the leave striker leave.
“We paid about £8m for him, so if someone wants to loan him for a year, we are entitled to get £2m a year for him,” Redknapp said to Sky Sports.
“Make no mistake, he will get between 15 and 20 goals next season if he goes to a Premier League club. He is a top-class player – a player for any club in the Premier League in my opinion.”
The striker is a product of French side Lyon, and had played his entire career in Ligue 1 until January last season. The striker has appeared for four different French clubs throughout his career, scoring 69 career goals in 196 appearances.
Newcastle had been hot on the trail of the 26-year-old striker, with manager Alan Pardew looking to improve his striking options. The Magpies have yet to sign a single player this summer but have been closely linked to Aston Villa striker Darren Bent and have reportedly agreed to a fee with Lyon for attacker Bafetimbi Gomis, but have yet to complete the deal.