LOIC REMY has begged the Toon Army to forgive him for his Newcastle snub.
The Frenchman became Alan Pardew’s first summer signing – six months after a last-minute U-turn to join QPR on double the wages.
He couldn’t stop Harry Redknapp’s R’s going down and has now signed a season-long loan at St James’ Park
But Remy knows he could be in for a rough ride from disgruntled Newcastle supporters.
He said: “I hope and believe the public will accept me into the club so I can settle quickly.
“I’ve learned a lot from my first six months in English football.
“We’ll have to see whether it’s been worth the wait in coming here, but I can assure fans I’ll give my all.”
The 26-year-old, who scored six goals in 14 games for QPR last term, added: “I’m very happy to be a Newcastle player. It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club.
“I was very flattered by the club’s interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer.”
Remy revealed that it was his international ambitions prompted him to make the switch.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world and that’s where I want to play,” he said.
“I’m very motivated this year to get into the World Cup squad for my country.
“I know in order to do that I need to have a big season and a successful season with Newcastle United.
“I’m focused on helping the team to achieve success and scoring as many goals as I can.”
Magpies boss Pardew hailed director of football Joe Kinnear for landing the player who evaded them earlier in the year.
He said: “Loic is a great player and I’m
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