Loic Remy says he will be using this summer’s World Cup as a shop window to find himself a new club.

The Frenchman is in Didier Deschamps squad for the tournament in Brazil and hopes to attract new suitors with his performances as he seeks a permanent move away from Queens Park Rangers.

Remy spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Newcastle and scored 14 goals for the Magpies but is unwilling to sign a permanent deal at St James’ Park, despite Alan Pardew being interested in his services.

Remy told French newspaper L’Equipe: “The World Cup is a way of putting myself on display. Newcastle want to hire me but I don’t know if I will stay there.

“This has been a turning point in my career, a year of transition. Since the turn of the year everything has been okay and when I am fully fit I believe I can hurt opponents”

Remy’s claims are certainly backed up by statistics. The 26-year-old averaged just under a goal every other game for the Magpies last season despite suffering numerous injuries over the course of the campaign.

The striker also shed some light on why he was absent from Newcastle’s final game of the season – away to Liverpool. Remy asked Newcastle boss Pardew to omit him from the match day squad so he could avoid any potential injuries with the World Cup approaching – despite him being fully fit.

“Alan Pardew understood my point of view. We were playing without any specific objective. I didn’t want to risk getting injured again.

“Missing Euro 2012 due to injury really hurt me. The sky collapsed. It was devastating. It was the most difficult experience I have ever had. I needed six months to get over it.”

The quotes certainly provide Newcastle fans with honesty ahead of the summer months. Remy has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool lately and he certainly thinks he can do better than Newcastle. Even if he fails to shine at the World Cup the Frenchman will be unlikely to be playing his football at St James’ Park next season.

As for asking to be left out of the final game of the season, it rather sums up Remy’s attitude towards the club. The former Marseille man used this season as a platform to go onto bigger and better clubs (preferably playing European football) and has no genuine feeling towards Newcastle.

Remy scored 14 goals for Newcastle without ever really wanting to be there. Imagine what kind of player the Geordies would have on their hands if Remy was 100% committed to the club for an extended period of time.

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  1. Bic

    This is pathetic. Remy didn't "use" us any more than we used him. He wasn't even a contracted Newcastle player, why should be be showing loyalty to us?

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  2. WallsendStu

    I for one don't want him at NUFC. The fact that he admits to not wanting to play in the last game of the season in case he got injured tells you the level of commitment he would bring. I will be pleased when he is no longer referred to as a NUFC player as he is owned by QPR not us.

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  3. LoonyToon

    Anyone who has any morals whatsoever should give 100% commitment if they are being paid a wage, especially when your paid as much as REMY was!, the same goes for that little waster Michael Owen, who used us to get back into the premiership! mind you he then went on to rip the Mancs off as well!

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