Saturday brought some much needed encouragement for Newcastle fans awaiting their first incoming transfer activity of the summer.

Sky Sports gave us a quick one-two as in quick succession they reported that Newcastle had upped their offer to £6.9m for Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, followed instantly with the news that a season-long loan offer had gone in for Queens Park Rangers’ Loic Remy.

Loic_Remy_01If we take it that these two things are true then naturally you’d assume that the information has been provided by somebody at the club.

Everybody must be relieved to at last see some movement and clearly these two players would improve the ability of the squad, though both players have/have had issues off the pitch.

It must though be of some concern that Newcastle are looking to publicise what they are up to, in the past the successful transfers have either been delivered as fait accompli (done deals) or at the very least in a manner of cards close to the chest, not giving anything away.

Hopefully this isn’t like ‘hair of the dog’, where after a hard night on the drink you can get some relief next day with a few more drinks to give an instant feel better effect, only to store up more pain/disappointment for later.