Transfer news: Loic Remy hoping to make the most of World Cup window
Loic Remy says Newcastle remain keen on signing him, but he is looking to catch the eye of others at the World Cup.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 27/05/14 11:56am
Remy spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at St James' Park having failed to prevent parent club Queens Park Rangers from tumbling out of the Premier League.
They have bounced back at the first time of asking, but a return to Loftus Road for Remy appears highly unlikely.
He has been vocal in his desire to find a club who can offer him UEFA Champions League football, and Arsenal are among those said to have expressed an interest in his services.
No move has been agreed as yet, though, and Remy knows shining on a global stage this summer could open the door to a number of other exciting opportunities.
He told 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.
"During the World Cup I could be a good surprise. At every World Cup and Euro there are players that you don't expect who really impress."
Remy has also revealed that he asked to sit out Newcastle's final game of the season at Liverpool in an effort to avoid any untimely injury setbacks.
He added: "Alan Pardew understood my point of view. We were playing without any specific objective.
"I didn't want to take the risk of 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."