Newcastle Utd boss Pardew admits they won’t sign Loic Remy

DEAL UNLIKELY ... Loic Remy.
DEAL UNLIKELY ... Loic Remy.

ALAN Pardew has admitted Newcastle United are unlikely to sign striker Loic Remy this summer.

The Magpies had been keen to bring the Frenchman back to St James’s Park after he scored 14 goals on loan last season.

Newcastle put an offer on the table for Remy before the World Cup, but the Queens Park Rangers hitman hasn’t responded to the club.

The 27-year-old is keen to play Champions League football next season, but saw a move to Liverpool break down last week after he failed a medical.

That reignited hope that Remy could be tempted back to Tyneside, but United boss Pardew says it is unlikely to happen and that Newcastle must ‘draw a line’ under the saga.

“I think he’s had plenty of chances to come to us,” Pardew told BBC Newcastle.

“We made it very clear that we would like to have him and it hasn’t really happened and therefore sometimes you have to say where’s the line drawn for us as a club as we have our own respect and our own professionalism.

“So maybe that one has gone away but like all transfers they’re never, ever over so we’ll keep our finger on the pulse.”