There is news coming in that QPR manager Harry Redknapp has said that Newcastle United target Loic Remy will not be loaned out by Queens Park Rangers for next season.
Loic Remy – Newcastle will have to buy him
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told the Independent there is now way he will be loaning out the French International for next season.
“I don’t think he will go on loan,” “I can’t see any sense in it. I don’t know why we’d pay £8M and then loan him out.”
“If he was to go, someone will have to pay for him. He has a buy-out clause, and we want our money back.”
It seems that QPR will only let Remy go on a permanent basis, but of course there is that small matter of his rape trial still to come up, and at the moment he is out on bail for the alleged offense.
This is at odds a little with QPR owner Tony Fernandes, who had said that two QPR players could go out on loan for next season, and we suppose that could still be consistent with what Harry says – if one of them isn’t Loic Remy.
The release clause in his contract is probably the £8M QPR paid for him and Newcastle agreed to pay for him in January, before he opted out of the Newcastle transfer at the very last moment.
But some reports are saying the release clause in his contract is £6.8M – and that’s interesting because that’s €8M – so there could be some confusion there.
This has put a bit of a spanner in the works for Newcastle’s pursuit of Remy, but of course there is no way Remy wants to play in England’s second tier next season – with the World Cup coming up next summer in Brazil, and he wants to make the French squad.
It’s risk we know because of his pending rape trial – but life’s a risk – and we think Newcastle should sign Remy up.
What do you think?
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