Newcastle United loanee Loic Remy's long-term future at St James' Park is shrouded in uncertainty after the Frenchman contradicted manager Alan Pardew by suggesting a deal to remain in north east from Queens Park Rangers permanently has not been agreed.
The 26 year old joined The Toon as their only senior addition in the summer transfer window following QPR's relegation from the Premier League, and has scored five goals in as many games this season.
Upon the completion of the deal reports suggested that Remy's season-long loan deal was agreed with a view to a permanent move from Loftus Road and manager Alan Pardew earlier this week said a deal was in place to sign the France international.
While on international duty, during which Remy started the 6-0 friendly win over Australia and was a second half substitute during the World Cup qualifying victory against Finland, the former Marseille forward said despite his impressive form for Newcastle a long-term deal was still to be decided on.
"I am really enjoying it at Newcastle, but what happens next I don't know," he said.
"For the moment the question of staying beyond my loan period is not in my head - it is a good question, but we have time to decide."
Remy joined QPR last January after turning down a move to Newcastle but despite netting six goals in 13 Premier League games was unable to prevent Harry Redknapp's side avoiding relegation to the Championship.
His astronomical wage demands meant Rangers were forced to offload him to The Magpies and while Remy has fallen short of stating his regret over rejected the club earlier in the year, his proficiency in front of goal suggests he is fully committed to the cause.
Despite failing to net in wins over Fulham and Aston Villa, doubles against Hull City and Cardiff City sandwiched a late strike against Everton, form which means Pardew is keen to keep hold of the forward.
"There is (something in place for him) but it's complicated and I can't really go into that in too much detail, but what I would say about him is that he's given us what we didn't have last year," Pardew said.
"That is a striker who can play, build the game and finish. As you're seeing with the goals he's rattling in here, he's got a nice manner about him, he's comfortable with our group, he has a confidence to play for Newcastle and that isn't easy, so we've been very pleased with him."
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