Arsenal are hopeful that everything is in place for an £8m deal for Loic Remy to go through after the conclusion of the World Cup.
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With reported Arsenal transfers targets seemingly flying across Europe to any destination that isn’t Islington, Arsenal fans can take some solace in the news that the Mail have reported that the Gunners are confident on securing an £8 million deal for Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers once France’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign draws to a close.
The Mail are suggesting that Remy has a clause in his contract at Loftus Road allowing him to leave the club for that £8m figure, a fee that would be likely to represent good value for Arsene Wenger as he seeks to sign competition for Remy’s international teammate Olivier Giroud, who ploughed a lone furrow upfront for much of the last campaign.
The 27 year-old enjoyed a fine season on loan at Newcastle United whilst Giroud was toiling at the Emirates Stadium, averaging in the region of a goal every other game for the Magpies despite a relatively mediocre season for Alan Pardew’s team.
With Newcastle unlikely to be able to tempt Remy to St. James’ Park on a permanent basis and a return to Loftus Road also off the table, Arsenal have emerged as the leading contenders for a player who is both relatively proven as a Premier League goalscorer and wouldn’t break the bank as Wenger looks to strengthen all of the requisite areas of his team.