ALAN Pardew’s revealed there are plans for Loic Remy’s move to Newcastle United to be made permanent – but he’s admitted any deal would be “complicated”.
Remy has made a stunning start to his year-long loan at St James’s Park. The 26-year-old has scored five goals so far for the club.
Remy opted to join Queens Park Rangers ahead of Newcastle in January.
But the forward was made available for loan in the wake of the club’s relegation last season, and United returned for him in the summer.
Supporters are keen for the move to be made permanent, such has been his success in a black and white shirt.
Pardew was asked on Sky Sports’s Goals on Sunday if there was any provisional agreement in place for Remy to stay beyond the end of the season.
“There is in a way, but it’s complicated,” said Pardew.
“I don’t want to go into too much detail. But what I would say is that he’s given us what we didn’t have last year.
“That’s a striker who can build the game and finish. He’s got a nice manner about him. He’s comfortable in our group.
“He has the confidence to play for Newcastle, and that ain’t easy.”
Newcastle missed out on a number of striking targets in the summer, notably Bafetimbi Gomis and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pardew said: “I think it’s always difficult.
“We were after flair players. They’re a very rare commodity.
“We got Loic Remy on loan. He’s a player who’s done terrific for us. He’s a player we’ll perhaps look at on a permanent basis.”
Remy is on bail until next month over a rape allegation, which he strenuously denies.