French striker didn’t want to leave the Stade Velodrome.
Loic Remy has admitted that he was forced to join QPR from Marseille in January but says the Hoops’ £75,000-a-week wage offer was ‘interesting’.
The France international joined the struggling R’s for £8m and has scored twice in four appearances, as Harry Redknapp’s side look to pull off an unlikely escape from relegation.
Remy, 26, netted in QPR’s vital 2-1 win at Southampton on Saturday but admits he would rather thavean remained in France with L’Om, despite falling out of favour with new head-coach Eli Baup after two goal-laden seasons in Ligue 1.
“I didn’t want to go as a failure,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“I wanted to finish the season there and then look elsewhere. I got a chill when I saw that the leaders had made their decision behind my back.
“When I heard that, I was a little disappointed. They have told me at the last moment, I was hurt.”
Remy had looked poised to join Alan Pardew’s French revolution at Newcastle after the Toon reportedly agreed a fee with Marseille but the Frenchman oped for QPR at the eleventh hour.
The striker admitted that the financial package on offer at Loftus Road helped to convinced him to join the Premier eagle basement club.
“It has surprised many people,” he admitted. “It’s in London, with very good conditions. The wage level too, it was interesting.
“This may be a hindrance to my international career, but I do not see things like that. I will make every effort to maintain the club’s status this season.”