• Premier League

On-loan Remy valued at £16m

ESPN staff
January 7, 2014
Loic Remy has scored 10 Premier League goals for Newcastle this season © Getty Images

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has said he is surprised Newcastle have not already agreed a permanent deal for on-loan striker Loic Remy - a player he values at around £16 million.

Remy, 27, became Newcastle's only summer signing when he joined on loan from the Championship side in early August.

The forward has so far scored 10 Premier League goals for Alan Pardew's side, and speculation about where his long-term future lies has been rife.

"You would think they would want to snap him up because, if they don't, somebody else will for that money," Redknapp told getwestlondon. "We paid £8 million and he's worth double that because of the goals he's scored in the Premier League.

"He would be a great player if he came back, but he wanted to go. He's not going to want to come back here and play in the Championship. If someone came in and offered £16 million for him, I would sell him if it was my choice."

Meanwhile, the Evening Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle have cooled their interest in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Gomis, 28, is in the final year of his contract with the French club and had been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle during the summer.

Talk has surfaced in recent weeks that Newcastle would be returning for Gomis, who will now be available for a cut-price fee.

However, the Chronicle says the club are reluctant after learning that the player's agents would demand in the region of £1 million to complete a deal.

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