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Newcastle United set to sign Remy on loan

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Newcastle United appear set to continue their French revolution. 

It was reported earlier this week that Bafatembi Gomis was on his way to Newcastle, although Lyon president (Jean-Michel Aulas) says the deal could still fall through.

Loic Remy however, is now said to be 'set to join on loan', according to BBC Sport. Could this mean the Gomis deal has fallen through, or are Newcastle just trying to secure more options after losing Demba Ba to Chelsea last season?

Remy has played for five clubs in his career with a combined transfer fee of £27.5million. The 26-year-old has 18 France caps and scored four goals for the national side, whilst scoring 75 goals in 210 competitive games over his career, including six goals in 13 games for relegated QPR in last season's campaign.

Gomis on the other hand has only played for three clubs, including a loan spell at Troyes in 2005. His collective fee is about £10million, although Newcastle would have to pay in the region of £8million. Gomis has 96 goals in his 296-game career, and he's set to turn 28 tomorrow (6th August) – making him a year older than Remy.

Newcastle's only two senior strikers are Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cissé, as Nile Ranger was released and Sammy Ameobi seems to be used more as a winger. Newcastle are yet to make a signing but were severely lacking in the goals department after Ba left for Chelsea last year, so these two deals (should they come off) would help Newcastle's season massively. 

Remy is set for a medical today (August 5th) and should be announced by Wednesday (7th), whilst Gomis' deal should take at least another week to finalise.

 

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