The news today in the Mirror is that Arsenal are the favorites to sign Newcastle’s Loic Remy in the summer, and they will get him for the release clause in his contract – which is said to £8M.
Loic Remy – has been great for Newcastle this season
But it’s a good question of Remy has any release clause in his contract at QPR, which still has three years to run.
And if he does then QPR manager Harry Redknapp doesn’t seem to know about it – and Harry confused things when he said this earlier this year, then talking about Newcastle wanting to sign Remy:
“You’d think they’d want to snap him up, wouldn’t you? If they don’t somebody else will.” “For what we got him, he’s probably worth double that now – he’s scored goals in Premier League again this year.”
So the simple question is how can he be worth double, if he has a £8M release clause in his contract?
The answer is he cannot be, but we have to believe there is a release clause, and that Harry Redknapp doesn’t seems to be aware of it.
In his trial for bugging two years ago, Redknapp admitted he didn’t know the first thing about finances, and about the financial side of football.
We believe him, and when Remy signed for QPR, who were bottom of the league at the time and finally got relegated, you have to believe his advisers put something in the contract so he could escape from the club if they went down.
But it makes it even worse that Newcastle are going to miss out on a player who we can get for £8M, and we agree with Redknapp – he’s worth more than double the £8M now.
But with Remy now very cheap at 8M, there’s even more reason for some big clubs to want him this summer.
The real chances of signing Remy at Newcastle have to be minuscule, given that top clubs like Arsenal want him.
What do you think?