Magpies move step closer to signing France international.
Newcastle United appear to have moved a step closer to signing Marseille striker Loic Remy, say BBC Sport.
The two clubs have agreed a fee for the in-demand France international, believed to be in the region of £8 million, while the player himself has also travelled to St James Park to have a medical and discuss personal terms.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been on the lookout for a new front man ever since the club decided to sell striker Demba Ba to Chelsea at the start of the January transfer window, although the Magpies have had to fight off a number of other interested parties in order to sign the coveted attacker, including relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers.
A number of other suitors, however, were put off by Remy’s poor recent injury record, with the 26-year-old only having started the two Ligue 1 games for the French giants this season.
It became clear that Remy would be moving to the North-East when Newcastle midfield player Joey Barton, who is currently on loan in the South of France, tweeted: “Good luck to Loic in Newcastle.
“Don’t worry, I’ve told him what to expect. Great guy. Perfect club for him.”
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