Newcastle United and QPR striker Loic Remy to join ‘European top-five club’

LOAN STAR ... Newcastle's Loic Remy.
LOAN STAR ... Newcastle's Loic Remy.

NEWCASTLE United star Loic Remy is adamant that the best is yet to come from him – but the forward has admitted his future is likely to lie away from Tyneside.

Remy, on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers, has scored 13 goals so far this term.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew would love to secure the 27-year-old on a permanent deal.

But Remy – whose sizeable QPR wage would break United’s strict wage structure – has suggested he will look to join a club involved in the Champions League in the summer, when he also hopes to represent France in the World Cup finals in Brazil.

“One day I will be part of a European top-five club, or a very big club,” Remy told France Football. “I know what I can do.

“I can still be much better, I have a huge margin to go on improving.

“I have 13 goals in the Premier League so far, but I could have scored more.

“I’m never satisfied with what I have got. I could have scored 15 or 16 (goals).”

Remy chose to join QPR ahead of Newcastle in January last year, and the former Olympique Marseille player admits he was looking for “forgiveness” when he eventually joined the club on loan.

“In Newcastle, you can feel people in town who make you feel welcome,” he added. “They are nice. The fans forgive me for having joined QPR while they expected me to sign.

“Talks were at an advanced stage with the Magpies before I decided to join QPR.

“So last summer, when I joined Newcastle, I felt indebted to the club. I had to make them forgive me.”

Remy – who scored in United’s 4-1 win over Hull City earlier this month – is preparing for Saturday’s game at Fulham.