Newcastle have certainly been given a black eye on the Loic Remy deal, as Harry Redknapp has explained how QPR went from no hopers on the striker 10 days ago, to snatching him from under the noses of Newcastle on Monday night.
Loic Remy – chose QPR over Newcastle – and got the big money
And Redknapp says he didn’t think he could sign the Newcastle target, but that QPR owner Tony Fernandez moved in personally and persuaded the French International to join the bottom placed club.
This is what Harry said last night, after QPR beat West Brom 1-0 in the FA Cup 3rd round replay:
“The medical is all done. It has all been sorted now.” “I didn’t think we’d get him. I went to see him at Marseilles last week and he wasn’t keen.”
“But the Chairman worked ever so hard. He wouldn’t give up and the boy decided to come.” “Remy’s quick, a French international, his movement is excellent and he has the potential to be a real star in the Premier League.”
This situation doesn’t show Newcastle in a good light, and certainly we need to show more drive and ambition in the last 15 days of this transfer window, if we are to get some of our targets across the line.
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