QPR sign Loic Remy

Queens Park Rangers have completed their first signing of the January transfer window in the form of Marseille striker Loic Remy.

The French International has joined for a club record fee of £8 million and has penned a four-and-a-half year contract at the club.

He had initially been in discussions with Newcastle regarding a move to replace Demba Ba who left to join Chelsea earlier in the window.

The signing will prove to be a coup for a side who currently sit bottom of the Premier League table, and look set to add to his signing with National teammate Yann M’Vila who will join in the coming days.

Remy who will wear the number 18 shirt at Loftus Road has 17 caps for his country, and has been scouted by new Manager Harry Redknapp twice over the last two weeks playing for his former side Marseille in Ligue 1.

Harry Redknapp mentioned on the clubs official website: “I’m delighted to bring him in – he’s a great buy for us.”

“I didn’t think we’d get him to be honest but Tony Fernandes worked ever so hard on this. He wouldn’t give up on it, and it’s great that we now have him here with us.
 
“He’s always been a player I’ve admired. I’ve watched him on so many occasions throughout the last few years. I actually spent three or four hours with him last year so he knew what I thought of him, and I think that was important.
 
“He’s quick, can score goals and makes great runs. His movement is excellent. He’s got the potential to be a really outstanding striker.”