Newcastle boss Pardew tribute to departing Smith
Potential suitors have yet to show their hand, but wherever Smith goes, he leaves St James' Park with a ringing endorsement from Pardew.
"I can't praise Alan highly enough as a person," Pardew said.
"It's been difficult for him to get in the side, and he went out on loan.
"His professionalism around the place has been brilliant. It was a joy to work with him."