Loic Remy and Joe Kinnear

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Loic Remy has joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers.

The French international striker scored six goals in 14 appearances for the R's last term, having joined them from Marseille at the turn of the year.

Twenty-six-year-old Remy will now ply his trade on Tyneside for the 2013/14 campaign, and said: "I'm very happy to be a Newcastle player.

"It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. I was very flattered by the Club's interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer.

"The Premier League is the best league in the world and that's where I want to play.

"I am very motivated this year to get into the World Cup squad for my country. I know in order to do that I need to have a big season and a successful campaign with Newcastle United.

"I am focussed on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can."

Newcastle United's director of football, Joe Kinnear, added: "The need for us to strengthen up front was a priority and I have been working very hard to secure one of our targets in this position.

"I'm delighted to have secured Loic for the season. Now we have him I'm sure he'll be a huge success for us; I know he's hungry for goals and is absolutely committed to helping us achieve success this season."

Manager Alan Pardew said: "Loic is a great player and I'm delighted that Joe has got him on board for us.

"He'll be a great addition to the squad, he gives us strength and pace up front and I'm sure he'll bring plenty of goals.

"It's a big season for Loic, like it is for all our international players ahead of the World Cup, which will only provide extra incentive for him to play at the very top of his game."

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