Newcastle United are closing in on another French striker Loic Remy, who has understandably traveled to Tyne side for a medical and set to sign a season-long loan deal, subjected to agreement of personal terms with the Magpies.
Newcastle had earlier tried to sign Remy from Olympique Marseille early January but the deal failed to materialise as the 26-year-old opted for a higher financial package understood to be more than £70,000 a week from the then relegation threatened Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in an £8m deal.
Remy’s six goals for Rangers last season failed to help the Loftus Road club remain in the top tier of the English league. The Frenchman, who earlier in the summer was in the books of Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal, is set to become Newcastle’s first major signing.
Newcastle are also hopeful of signing Bafetimbi Gomis after agreeing an £8m fee with Olympique Lyon.
Remy has earned 18 caps with the French national team, scoring four goals in the process.