Newcastle United appear all but ready to sign Marseille striker Loic Remy after agreeing on a transfer fee with the French club over the winter transfer window.
Having recently sold star striker Demba Ba to Chelsea, Alan Pardew was quick to find a replacement at the top of the Magpies' attack to complement Papiss Cissé.
Remy, 26, will most likely sign an official contract in the next few days.
Per BBC Sport:
Newcastle are confident of completing the signing of France striker Loic Remy in the next 48 hours after agreeing an £8 million fee with his club Marseille.
The 26-year-old travelled to Tyneside on Sunday for talks and a medical. Newcastle are hopeful of completing the deal by the middle of the week.
Other clubs were believed to be interested in Remy, a French international, but it appears that Pardew has landed the striker in what must be considered a good and necessary move for the Magpies.
A deal will most likely be agreed upon in the near future—especially considering Marseille are already looking to use the money from the sale for other transfer purchases, according to Sky Sports.
Currently winless through their past four domestic matches and now without their star striker, finding a replacement was a much-needed action by Newcastle if they are to avoid the relegation drop—which they must seriously have in the back of their minds this year.
Especially given their current league position and performances—the most recent of which led Pardew to comment that "it is pretty obvious we need a new striker."
Remy is a good striker who would be an interesting complement to Cissé at the top of the Newcastle attack, but would likely work well with the midfield behind him—particularly given the presence of some other French internationals in the side.
At £8 million, the Magpies have not overpaid for Remy and have negotiated a fairly good deal, and hopefully one that will bring them great rewards in 2013.
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