Pardew keen on Remy deal

Alan Pardew will hope not to miss out on a permanent move for Loic Remy for a second time after the in-form striker fired Newcastle to a 2-1 victory at Cardiff.

I wish he had joined in January.

I still remember the night clearly when we thought we had done the deal.

We had a nice glass of wine, gave ourselves a nice, hearty, warm handshake and the next day he wasn't there.

But sometimes in life you have to wait. If you wait long enough it comes around.

We are really pleased to have him, I thought he was excellent. Not just his two goals, but his work-rate and everything he did was competent.

It was interesting to read Harry Redknapp's comments that he probably won't be going back, but we will have to see.

– Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew