Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has urged owner Mike Ashley to fork out on some attacking stars this summer, as reported by the Evening Chronicle.

United have lacked quality in the forward areas at times this season, especially when loanee Loic Remy has been missing.

Pardew wants to snap up Remy on a permanent deal; however QPR may want to keep the forward should they earn promotion back to the Premier League.

With the big money sale of Yohan Cabaye in January, Pardew knows he will have funds to work with this summer and he has pinpointed exactly what sort of players he wants.

“He (Ashley) is very much aware. The one thing Mike likes in his teams is them to be on the front foot and trying to win the game,” Pardew said.

“I don’t think he likes tactics where teams set out to defend deep and look to nick something, it’s not the way he is. It’s not his style and it’s certainly not my style.

“We have talked about that, so that bodes well.

“He knows we need some attacking options.”

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