Spurs to be left frustrated by Remy and their North London rivals.
QPR striker Loic Remy is set to leave Tottenham Hotspur frustrated despite agreeing terms with them and instead join Arsenal, according to Goal.
New Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen the attack at White Hart Lane and had made signing Remy a priority.
The France international spent last season on-loan at Newcastle United, impressing many by scoring 14 Premier League goals and is understood to have a £9m release clause written into his contract.
Hoops manager Harry Redknapp has already admitted that Remy will be leaving Loftus Road this summer – despite the West London club’s promotion from the Championship – and the forward wants to be playing Champions League football.
This is something that Tottenham cannot offer after finishing sixth last term, but the club’s ambition and desire is said to have impressed the Frenchman regardless.
The North Londoners’ scout Ian Broomfield – who was also at QPR – is a big admirer of Remy and the side were confident of tying the 27-year-old down to a four-year deal after the 2014 World Cup.
Yet with the Gunners playing in the top tier of club European football in 2014/15 they are a more attractive prospect and could well steal their rivals’ target at the 11th hour.
Remy is prepared to wait until after the World Cup to see what Arsene Wenger’s offer is and this could well leave Spurs and Pochettino frustrated in the transfer market.
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