Tottenham Hotspur looking like taking advantage of fellow London outfit Queens Park Rangers’ imminent relegation from the Premier League by snapping up their coveted centre-forward Loic Remy.
North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur keen to resurrect their long-running interest in France international Loic Remy.
Source: The Guardian
If Queens Park Rangers are relegated from the Barclays Premier League as expected this season, there may soon be a massive fire sale taking place at Loftus Road, with a whole host of the team’s most eye-catching and biggest-earning performers set to be offered to the highest bidder.
And, one of those likely departees is set to be their in-demand France front man Loic Remy, who only actually arrived in west London during the recent January transfer window from Ligue 1 giants Marseille for £8 million.
However, with there being a much-publicised release clause in the 26-year-old’s QPR contract for that same amount, the vultures are now hovering, with one potential interested suitor being north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs have actually tried to sign Remy before, when previous head coach Harry Redknapp was in charge at White Hart Lane, and with doubts currently surrounding the long-term futures of both attackers Gareth Bale and Emanuel Adebayor, the Rillieux-la-Pape forward would be an ideal addition to the club’s forward ranks next season, especially at a bargain-basement fee.
Remy is lightning quick, technically accomplished, adept at using either feet and strong in the air, so apart from his history of knee problems, is in many ways a complete striker who Andre Villas-Boas would be crazy to pass up on.
Just two days, Remy was linked to Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal by the Daily Mirror, and there could be a battle to land his signature this summer.