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Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is determined to fend off Tottenham and West Ham to sign Loic Remy on a permanent basis.

 

Remy, who fired Newcastle to a 2-1 victory at Cardiff on Saturday, nearly signed for the Magpies in January but opted to join QPR from Marseille for £12.3m.

The France international has scored five goals on his season-long-loan so far and Harry Reddknapp has admitted he would be prepared to let him move on a permanent transfer.

Spurs and the Hammers are also rumoured to be interested in Remy’s signature, but Pardew wants to ensure he doesn’t let him slip through his fingers again.

Pardew said: “I wish he had joined in January.

“I still remember the night clearly when we thought we had done the deal.

“We had a nice glass of wine, gave ourselves a nice, hearty, warm handshake and the next day he wasn’t there.

“But sometimes in life you have to wait. If you wait long enough it comes around.

“We are really pleased to have him, I thought he was excellent. Not just his two goals, but his work-rate and everything he did was competent.

“He is a player on our books and we are pleased to have him, but at the moment he is a QPR player.

“It was interesting to read Harry Redknapp’s comments that he probably won’t be going back, but we will have to see.”

 

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