However, after further tests the player was passed fit to continue playing football and subsequently completed his move.
When assessing the player for insurance purposes it is alleged there could be issues to be ironed out relating to insurance.
The heart problem is rumoured to be a factor in putting off clubs such as Arsenal and Spurs who have been linked with Remy in recent times.
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Newcastle have of course gone down the route of taking calculated gambles on players who were either injured when we bought them or who had ongoing injury worries.
Demba Ba’s much talked about ‘knee problem’ has proved to be certainly no barrier to his success on the pitch at Newcastle.
Hatem Ben Arfa eventually made a full recovery after United completed his permanent transfer, while the player was still recovering from his shocking double injury of a broken tibia and fibula.
On the other hand the signings of Dan Gosling and Sylvain Marveaux have brought little or no return for Newcastle’s investment.
Mike Ashley looks to have come out on top so far with this calculated risk taking on certain signings, will Loic Remy prove to be another Ba/Ben Arfa?
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