Newcastle legend Steve Harper has admitted that QPR striker Loic Remy would be an excellent acquisition to the Newcastle squad.

The Magpies manager Alan Pardew is desperate to sign one or two proven strikers before the start of the Premier League season, with Papiss Cisse the only distinct, proven striker at the club.

Transfer speculation has been rife at the Tyneside club, with Bafetimbi Gomis, Darren Bent and Remy among many names banded about. It was reported that Newcastle had a bid rejected by Marseille for French striker Gomis, subsequently adding to the transfer window turmoil they have endured.

Harper joined the club during Kevin Keegan's maiden spell as manager, accumulating 199 senior appearances during 20 years at St James Park.

Harper has signed for newly-promoted Premier League side Hull City, but still regards himself as a Newcastle fan.

The 38-year-old has revealed he feels the same as every other Newcastle fan, and admits a new striker is essential if Newcastle are to have any success next season.

Harper told The Independent: "Obviously having spent 20 years here, I am a Newcastle fan and the same as everybody else, we keep an eye on it, watch it closely.

"There seem to be some positive noises about players coming in now. The likes of maybe Remy coming on loan would be a very good signing.

"As a fan, you want to see as many options as possible in a black and white shirt. I know that's what the manager wants, and hopefully he will get that."

Directer of football Joe Kinnear is believed to be considering the option of signing Remy on a season-long loan deal; however, whether his consideration comes to fruition is uncertain. 

 

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