Alan Pardew says he is monitoring the Loic Remy situation

Loic Remy

Loic Remy enjoyed a great season at Newcastle United and it looked as if he would be moving to Liverpool but that has since broken down.

Loic Remy scored 14 goals for Newcastle United last season and quickly became an important player for them. With their other striker struggling throughout the season, Remy was the first name on the team-sheet when fit.

Such was his impact at St James' Park that other clubs were interested in his signature this summer and Pardew had thought that top European sides would give The Magpies no chance in signing the Frenchman. Just a few weeks ago it looked as if Liverpool would be signing the former Marseille striker from Queens Park Rangers after agreeing an £8.5 million fee. However the move broke down at the last minute and it is thought it doesn't have anything to do with a medical.

Harry Redknapp expressed his surprise at the move not going through. The £8.5 million fee is only an option for clubs in the Champions League due to a fee in his contract and if Newcastle were to pursue a move they would have to pay a lot more.

This summer has been beneficial one for Pardew as he has made some impressive signings for Newcastle. Remy Cabella, Siem De Jong, and Emmanuel Riviere have arrived for modest fees, whilst Ayoze Perez has been impressing in pre-season. However they could still probably do with another striker, and Pardew revealed he is monitoring the Remy situation.

Speaking to The Evening Chronicle he said "I am surprised about what's happening with Loic because I thought he was signing for Liverpool and that door was slammed shut. I didn't expect that, and we certainly had no problem with Loic during his time with us.

"So we shall monitor it as we go along."

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