Remy not in a hurry to decide Newcastle United future

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LOIC Remy has revealed he is in no rush to decide his future after reports that Newcastle United hope to tie up a permanent signing in January.

Remy has been a huge hit on Tyneside after joining on loan from QPR for an initial £2m fee.

His form has led to calls for United to make the deal permanent when the transfer window reopens, with claims yesterday that the club had a £6m deal in place.

However, with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal among the clubs believed to be monitoring the player, Remy will take his time on deciding where his future lies.

The 26-year-old said: “For the moment the decision to stay beyond my loan period is not in my head - it is a good question but we have time to decide.”

Remy infamously rejected Newcastle’s approach last January to sign for QPR.

The striker returns to Tyneside today after helping France reach a World Cup play-off place last night with a 3-0 win over Finland.

Remy was a second-half substitute along with Toon team-mate Yohan Cabaye, while Mathieu Debuchy played the full 90 minutes, and hit the post from a Debuchy cross.

The bonus for Magpies manager Alan Pardew, however, was that the trio came through apparently unscathed from their international exploits, unlike skipper Fabricio Coloccini, who pulled out of the Argentina squad on Monday through injury.

He is due back on Tyneside today where he will be assessed by the club’s medical staff ahead of the Premier League game against Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime.