Newcastle chief Kinnear: Remy deal was all my work

Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear says their deal for QPR striker Loic Remy was solely his work.

Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear says their deal for QPR striker Loic Remy was solely his work.

He did so in the knowledge that QPR had pipped Alan Pardew in the £8m race for Remy last January.

Kinnear admitted to the Mirror: “I sanctioned the one-year loan deal for Loic Remy, and if it goes pear-shaped I will take responsibility for it.

“But if he scores goals and does well for us, Alan will be happy with our end of the deal; the player will be happy because he will come into contention for a World Cup place with France; and if both those things happen, Remy will go back to QPR as a World Cup player with a higher value than when he joined them, so everyone will come out of it well.”

 
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