Redknapp’s Confusing Comments On Loic Remy


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.

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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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23 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    He said its not his choice so that’s the end of it.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    This is just steak face droopy features flapping his not inconsidderable gob again. Trying to make news and put himself in the limelight again.

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  • toonaids

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    BULLS*** MR HAND MAN!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    JFA

    Also there was a great piece a year or two ago on Gazza.

    Apparently he was set to sign for man utd, driving to Old Trafford to sort out a deal (before agents were used as much, or at least he didn’t have one).

    He was all agreed to sign but ended up at spurs as their chairman rang him on the road and he said that he would get his mam and dad a car, house, sort them out etc.

    This is the prime example where and agent would say, look just get youself to old trafford. Working with man utd and Alex Ferguson could have made his life pan out totally differently as well, real shame.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Maaan, you come right out of a comic book.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Back to the agent thing…does anyone know; in football does a player have to pay their agent a % of the fee each month?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    super shearer

    from the bits i have heard it’s entirely up to the agent/player agreeing a deal.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    SS

    i would think that a player should be paying his agent a small percentage from any wages in a deal that the agent arranged. Same with signing fees. I dont see why they have to take anything else from anyone other than the player they work for.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    The problem won’t change though as there is no desire to change it. Players are happy clubs paying the bulk, agents are happy as long as they get paid and clubs are willing to pay agents to try and influence them.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    When it happens I’ll be too busy looking goooooood….

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #11

    I like to eat…… if i could find something i could keep down.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Its the “williams quotes from enter the dragon” game!

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  • Wayayman

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #13

    I know an agent, he’s got a couple of Toon players on his books and his motto is ‘always take from the club, never the players’. His watch is worth more than my car.

    Don’t agree with it as a football fan, but as a business you have to agree it’s pretty bloody good. What player would say no to that? Don’t forget, most of the footballers get an agent when they are very young, and can easily get infulenced when they have an agent who has bigger names on their books.
    uUntil i met this guy, I didn’t know that an ‘agent’ would actually be an agency with lots of younger, hungry assistants under the guidance of one ‘name’. They big ‘name’ agent has the reputation and takes care of the superstar players, while the assistants take care of the lesser players. They all want to make as much as they can, and to enhance their reputation which is why it’s really a downward spiral for the clubs unless FIFA get a grip on it. To hear that they want to deregulate agents everywhere is shocking.

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Up yours rednapp nob head

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  • Hobs

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Remy’s good, but not special. If QPR wants £15mill, then there’s probably better deals for us out there. No need to hurry, he’ll be her for the rest of the season.

    The club must be looking at all their “£15mill options”, and if Remy is the best we can get for that price they’ll go on and sign him.

    Also a dip in form could lower his value before the end of the season so there is really no point in a full transfer in January. The only thing they should do is agree a prize for an eventual summer transfer.

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  • south coast toon

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #16

    funny really he went to qpr on a contract and for more money than we offered, now he says he wants champions leage football, would he have ever got that at qpr, if he had stayed at qpr would he be in french squad, im going to get slaughtered but dont we want players that want to play for newcastle, i say stick it remy if thats your atitude and bring in a real class act im sure thats what ashleys thinking lol

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  • firebug666

    Jan 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #17

    I think with Remy, the club may be concerned over the rape allegation, and that may be part of the complications Pardew was on about. No club would be willing to pay 8 – 15 million for a player who may spend most of his contract in prison. Remy wants champions league football but he may have to play it from Her Majesties bar hotel.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 7, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    this is just to give more exposure to the deal and get Arsenal etc interested .. saggy chops is good at this

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  • Sav

    Jan 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Lets see if Her Majesty wants him before lining anyone’s pockets. Surely that is the main issue? As for Redknapp, he loves nowt better than a bit of wheeling and dealing – even if its nothing to do with him.

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  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Rednapp may claim to be unproficient with financial stuff, but sure ws hell, his dog is! Lyin’ git!!

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  • magicbus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21

    At the end of the day he is just going to be too expensive for Ashleys liking.
    This window will probably turn out like summer lots of hope and speculation with nothing happening.
    Would be nice if Ashley just turned round and said there will be no signings this season as I want a chunk of my interest free loan I gave you paid back. At least we would all know then.

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  • bobby mango

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Redknapp is an utter cock

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 7, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #23

    When Redknapp talks my antennae start twitching.
    These comments are probably prompted by Redknapp hearing on the QT that Remy is going down for the rape charge , ole melted face is one dodgy mof—-a.

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