Nani Signs For Newcastle
Gary Lineker has seriously increased his chances of European qualification this season by signing 25-year-old Portuguese winger Nani. Nani has fallen out of favour at Manchester United after some poor form and rumours of Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo joining the Red Devils had led to him handing in a transfer request.
Newcastle were first to pounce, and placed a £8 million bid for Nani - cheap considering he has over 50 caps for his country. Surprisingly, the bid was accepted and 'The Toon' were able to fight off the likes of Porto, Benfica, Arsenal and Napoli and sign him up on a £70k-per-week deal.
Nani brings with him blistering pace, remarkable flair and a dangerous shot - with Ben Arfa on the opposite side, Newcastle's wing partnership is something to be feared of.
Remy Joins The French Revolution
Last Winter, Newcastle narrowly missed out on signing French striker Loic Remy to Quids Park Rangers and the then manager Alan Pardew vowed to get him to sign up with Newcastle eventually. Since being revealed that he had a £6.5 million relegation release clause, Newcastle were circling, waiting for QPR's relegation to be confirmed.
Now, they find themselves in the Championship and without a striker as Joe Kinnear acivated the release clause. Newcastle finally get their man, who will now play backup to fans favourite Papiss Cisse.