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Pardew: Newcastle did all they could to secure Remy signing

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said the club did all it could to bring France striker Loic Remy to St James' Park. The 26-year-old joined Barclays Premier League bottom side QPR on Wednesday after the Magpies had led the way in the race to secure the frontman's signature.

"It was a little strange as we had obviously put a lot of work in and made the club an offer that was accepted, a good offer," Pardew said.

"We made a fantastic offer to the player and then he didn't arrive. This club is on a financial footing that is strong, but we're still not going to pay silly money.

"We're going to pay what is correct and that is what we offered.

"We made a fantastic offer, a fantastic Premiership offer to that player - trust me.

"I don't really want to criticise the player. The player makes the decision and he stands by it. I don't really have anything else to say on it."

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