QPR boss Harry Redknapp has come out today and said he would be happy to sell striker Loic Remy if QPR receive a huge offer for him.
Loic Remy – has been successful at Newcastle so far
The French striker has been in excellent form for Newcastle so far this season, and he’s scored 10 league goals in just 19 league appearances while on loan at Newcastle.
QPR pipped Newcastle to Remy in January, when a deal had been agreed between Remy and Newcastle, but at the last moment Remy and his agents reneged on that verbally agreed to deal, and he went to the London club for more wages.
This is what Harry Redknapp has said about his 27 year-old striker today, when told that Chairman Tony Fernandes hopes that Remy would stay at QPR, if they manage promotion this season:
“That’s all ifs and buts. You’ve got to get there first, and if someone came and offered £15M or £16M for him I’d sell him if it was my choice but it’s not, it’s down to the Chairman.”
“I don’t know what the deal is. You’d think they’d want to snap him up, wouldn’t you? If they don’t then someone else will.” “For what we got him for, he’s probably worth double that now. He’s scored goals in the Premier League again this year.”
Of course Remy agreed to move to QPR for bug money so if the London club are promoted, they could always offer Remy ridiculous money and he may even then stay at the club.
With QPR being relegated last season they agreed a loan deal with Newcastle for the player in the summer, and usually in those deals a fee is agreed that Newcastle can pay to have the player moved on a permanent basis.
Reports earlier in the season suggested that price was £8M, the price QPR paid Marseilles for him last January, so if that’s not true that would be a surprise.
Ir would also question why Newcastle didn’t insert a clause like that into the loan contract.
But there again Harry Redknapp is not involved in the financial side of QPR – and bu his own admission he is less than proficient with financial stuff – so that may have already been done.
But the problem that Newcastle have is not the fee for the player, but the fact that bigger clubs than Newcastle can come in for the striker in the summer.
They could offer him Champions League football – which he was used to at Marseilles – and that’s something Newcastle cannot offer him now or in the foreseeable future – and they could also offer him bigger wages.
Alan Pardew has described the deal as complicated – but what exactly the complications are – we have no idea.
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