In-form France international would be a welcome addition to the Arsenal ranks next season.
Arsenal could take advantage of London rivals Queens Park Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League by snapping up their deadly front man Loic Remy at the end of the season.
SOURCE: The Daily Mirror
Arsenal will undergo a major summer transfer drive in order to bring to an end the club’s eight-year wait for a trophy next season, with a new centre forward said to be the number one priority of head coach Arsene Wenger.
One striker the Gunners hold interest in is understood to be in-demand Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, who would be a costly acquisition for the North London club.
However, if the club look to sign Queens Park Rangers’ France international Loic Remy – either in place of or in addition to Jovetic – the 26 year-old would represent brilliant value.
Should the West London outfit indeed be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season, the relegation clause in Remy’s contract could see a £6 million switch go through, if the Daily Mirror’s figures are correct.
Wenger is a known admirer of the former Marseille front man and even considered bringing the player to the Emirates during the recent January transfer window, only to then pull out of a possible deal for Remy at the last minute due to concerns over the forward’s shaky injury record.
This of course opened the door for Harry Redknapp to bring the Frenchman to Loftus Road instead.
Still, given Remy’s impressive form, there is no doubt Wenger has been greatly impressed by what he has seen from his compatriot in the intervening three months.
Remy’s five top-flight goals in only eight matches have given QPR at least a ray of hope in their bid to avoid the drop.
Remy may have missed three weeks of action with a hamstring strain picked up in training, but it was the striker’s suspect knee that was Wenger’s primary reason for not signing him in January, and so far that has held up robustly to the physical demands of the English Premier League – so much so that Wenger has seemingly been convinced to bring Remy to the Emirates this summer.
At the bargain price of £6m, there would be few better attacking alternatives of such value on the continent for Arsenal to land this summer.