Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes that he can keep Loic Remy at St James’ Park beyond his season-long loan deal from QPR.

The Frenchman – the Magpies’ only notable summer arrival – has made an excellent start to life on Tyneside, netting 10 Premier League goals during the opening 19 games of the campaign.

His excellent displays have led to rumoured attention from some of the division’s big hitters, with Arsenal suspected to be taking a particular interest in the versatile attacker.

However Pardew believes that Remy is happy in the North East, and feels that there is a good chance of a permanent deal being worked out between Newcastle and QPR:

“There’s a situation with him where he is a QPR player. That is the short of it, and he will remain that until such time as the valuation is met.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“[But] he has been terrific, he is a lovely young boy. I think he has got great technical ability, and he is going to have a great career in the Premier League for sure.

“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.”

Remy completed a shock move to QPR last January as a part of the London club’s ambitions plans to avoid relegation.

However he was unable to help the Super Hoops steer clear of the drop, and opted to leave the current Championship side to join Newcastle during the last transfer window.

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