The QPR Chief Executive Philip Beard has insisted today that Loic Remy did not join the club for financial reasons – and obviously the Frenchman wanted to join a very famous club in London with one of the best grounds in the Premier League – not.
Philip Beard – QPR Chief Executive
And we have been waiting for somebody from QPR to say this since Remy signed earlier in the week – and it’s simply a load of tripe and onions – period.
Remy even declined to meet with QPR manager Harry Redknapp when he traveled to France to see him, the week before last, and Harry has said many times that it will be difficult for QPR to attract good players in during the January transfer window, being rock bottom of the league.
But then there’s always the money – which is the only attraction QPR has to offer – let’s face it – they’ve signed over 15 players in the last twelve months – and Redknapp has complained about having too many overpaid players at QPR – who are average at best – but we notice that hasn’t stopped Harry from adding to them.
Bear put this on the QPR web-site today:
“This move isn’t motivated by money,” “Loic has a passion and desire to achieve in his career and similar to Julio Cesar, he wanted to be part of our project.”
“We know we haven’t achieved our goals so far this season, but he wanted to come in and help us build for the future.”
To say Remy’s move wasn’t motivated by money, when he was offered £85K/week by a small London club with a very small ground – twice what Newcastle offered him – is being self deceptive at best – and it’s a mistake for Philip Beard to try to say otherwise – it’s simply embarrassing.
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