It’s not new news that Arsenal are interested in signing QPR striker Loic Remy in the summer, and the French striker has had a great season so far at Newcastle, with 13 goals in just 24 appearances for the Magpies.
Loic Remy – in action for Newcastle at Hull
The Mirror is reporting there is an £8M release clause in Remy’s contract, and that was the fee that both Newcastle and QPR agreed with Marseilles for his transfer in January of 2013.
But after verbally agreeing to join the Magpies, Remy and his advisers decided to join QPR instead, basically because the wages offered by owner Tony Fernandes there were much higher.
It’s interesting to note that QPR have just announced a loss of over £65M for their last financial year, and their overall debt increased to £177.1M, up from £91.4M in the previous (2012) financial year.
That’s what happens when you spend money you don’t have – you go into more and more debt – and at some point the piper has to be paid – and the alternative to that is the club goes bankrupt – it’s really as simple as that.
The news in the Mirror is that Arsene Wenger has decided that Remy is his number one striker target for the summer, and it could well be that Arsenal will then allow German striker Lukas Podolski to leave the club in the summer.,
Newcastle would like to sign the French International striker, but it seems almost certain that Loic will join a club in the Champions League every season, and that’s been true at Arsenal ever since Arsene Wenger joined the London club back in 1996.