Newcastle United have confirmed the signing Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal.
The France international, who turned down the Toon for the Hoops back in January, passed a medical at St James' Park on Monday and has joined Alan Pardew's ranks for the 2013/14 campaign.
"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," Remy told the club's official website.
"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 focused on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can," the 26-year-old added.
Remy had scored six goals from 14 appearances for QPR during the second half of last season, after arriving from Marseille in a €10m deal. Pardew expressed his delight in the move and insisted the forward's presence will strengthen Newcastle's attack.
"Loic is a great player and I'm delighted that Joe [Kinnear] 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," Pardew stressed.
Remy becomes the 11th Frenchman in the Newcastle first-team squad. The Magpies are also confident of completing a deal for Remy's compatriot and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, after agreeing on a fee with the Ligue 1 outfit.