Nothing is ever straight-forward at Newcastle United and it now seems as though a permanent deal to sign Loic Remy may not be as cut and dried as was thought.
The 26-year-old Frenchman agreed to move to Tyneside on a loan agreement from QPR in the summer and has done much to lift spirits amongst the Toon Army, scoring five goals in just five appearances for Alan Pardew’s inconsistent side.
When the season-long loan transfer was agreed, it was intimated by betfair pundits that the switch from Loftus Road was likely to be made permanent.
Indeed, Pardew said recently that a deal was in place to sign the French striker, who played in his country’s recent 6-0 friendly win against Australia and the World Cup qualifier against Finland.
However, while on international duty, former Marseille forward, Remy, appeared keen to keep his options open, saying: “I am really enjoying it at Newcastle, but what happens next I don't know.
“For the moment the question of staying beyond my loan period is not in my head – it is a good question, but we have time to decide.”
Remy scored six goals in 14 Premier League games for QPR after moving to Loftus Road from Marseille in January but was unable to prevent Harry Redknapp's side becoming favourites for relegation in the football betting on betfair, and ultimately sliding through the trapdoor.
He has scored braces for Newcastle against Hull City and Cardiff City and also found the net against Everton, leading Pardew to say: “There is (something in place for him) but it's complicated and I can't really go into that in too much detail, but what I would say about him is that he's given us what we didn't have last year.”
Remy began his career at Lyon and went on to play for Nice before joining Marseille for £12.5milion in August 2010.