ALAN Pardew says Newcastle United have the “finance” in place to sign Loic Remy on a permanent deal.
The forward, on a season-long loan from QPR, has scored 10 goals so far this season.
And United manager Pardew – who has previously admitted a move for Remy would be “complicated” – is keen to keep him at St James’s Park.
However, the club will have to match QPR’s valuation – and agree personal terms with the 26-year-old, who signed a lucrative contract with the Loftus Road club in January.
Speaking on Absolute Radio, Pardew said: “He has been terrific – he’s a lovely young boy.
“I think he has got great technical ability, and he’s going to have a great career in the Premier League – and hopefully with us.
“We feel we can sign him – we have the finance to do that – but of course probably at the end of the year, Loic and his agent and his representatives will decide where his future is.”