The QPR boss lavishes money on out of favour French star.
QPR are reportedly set to clinch the deal of Marseille’s Loic Remy, according to BBC Sport.
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While the player may well add something that is missing to the QPR squad, it has to be said that there is an air of hypocrisy surrounding Harry Redknapp and the way he seems to be operating during the current transfer window.
When Harry was newly arrived at Loftus Road, he took it upon himself to criticise the way money had been freely spent under the previous management, implicitly attacking Mark Hughes for spending large sums of money on what Redknapp perceived to be sub-standard players.
‘I don’t want to spend their [the club’s] money, to be honest with you…I don’t really want to see the owners have their pants taken down like they have in the past. There’s a lot of agents made money out of them’, Redknapp nobly declared.
Yet here we are now, with Redknapp seemingly in negotiations with every former Spurs or Portsmouth player available, and dreaming of signing those targets he identified while he was at White Hart Lane.
One of those targets has now apparently signed for the club. After reportedly initially refusing to meet Redknapp, Marseille striker Loic Remy is set to turn his back on Newcastle, who thought they had agreed a deal with the player, in favour of the global amphitheatre known as Loftus Road.
What could possibly have brought on such a speedy change in decision?
The more cynical amongst us might point to reports that QPR offered Remy £70,000 a week to join the London side, double what Newcastle were willing to offer. Remy will apparently join in an £8 million deal.
For anybody who is interested, Remy has made two starts and twelve substitute appearances this season for Marseille, scoring just once.
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