Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "Newcastle fans have always loved having a goal-scoring idol at St James' Park.
"From Jackie Milburn to Alan Shearer, there has always been a hero in black and white to bang in the goals.
"Recently, it was Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse but since the first one left and the other lost his form, Remy has taken over. He might only be on loan but the Frenchman has eight goals in 10 games this season - and an assist too.
"He's been involved in 53 per cent of Newcastle's Premier League goals, which shows you just how important he is to the team at present."
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