Newcastle United striker Loic Remy has insisted he is open to options of a transfer move this summer, and says he would like to join a top European outfit.
Remy has been one of the shining lights in an otherwise disappointing season for the Magpies, and has scored 13 goals in 23 appearances during his loan spell from parent club Queens Park Rangers.
The Frenchman joined QPR from Marseille in the January transfer window last season, but opted for a loan to Newcastle the same summer as the club were relegated to the Championship. Remy’s buyout clause in his QPR contract is believed to be in the region of £10million, with manager Harry Redknapp already resigned to losing the 27-year-old.
Redknapp insists top European clubs already scouting the striker, with Remy himself saying he wants to join a top European club.
“I want to join a great European club, to play at the highest level. Regarding my future, everything is possible, even coming back to France.
“I’ve played for great clubs in France, like Lyon and Marseille. If I was a Brazilian? I would be Neymar.”
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has already said it will be difficult to try and land Remy on a permanent deal this summer.
"He is going to be hot property and will get a lot of headlines.” He said in February.
"He is going to be hot property and will get a lot of headlines.
Remy has missed much of 2014 through injury, with Newcastle having heavily missed his goals. The Magpies sit 9th in the Premier League with nothing to play for, but are on a run of four straight defeats following their 1-0 loss to Stoke City on Saturday.
Their form has put increasing pressure on manager Alan Pardew, who is still serving a touchline ban for head-butting David Meyler during the game against Hull City last month. It remains to be seen whether Pardew will be at the helm for Newcastle next season, but if so it is looking increasingly unlikely that his star man Remy will be sticking with him at St James’ Park.