Does Remy Have Release Clause – Not According To Redknapp

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 goalscorer

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?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 9, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Dirty Harry -knows nothing about finances -really. He knew enough to get monies (from brown envelopes) secured nicely in offshore accounts in Monaco -his bloody dog also had an account.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 9, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope QPR dont get promoted and floppy chops is forced to sell Remy.

    Knowing our hopeless transfer team though, that wont matter much to our chances of signing him permanently

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 9, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Old ‘Arry can ask for how ever much he wants

    He could be worth £40 million, it won’t make a difference, QPR are deep in the brown stuff, they don’t need the fee as much as they need the wages off the books
    Every club knows this, no one will be forced into a bidding war as they know 100% QPR have to sell

  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Remy didnt come to the uk to play in the champs, why else is he on loan here? If QPR stay down there will be a trigger in his contract 100% certain of that.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5


    Even if they get promoted, they are screwed, actually there in even bigger trouble if they get promoted as they stand to face up to £50 million in fines due to the FFP rules for the league

    Lot of sources reporting regardless of league they will have to ship out up to 20 players in the summer

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Mister tuff,
    Good morning, back in a normal time zone now, Remy should have been signed two years ago, but we decided to wait for him to get injured or go on strike and eventually QPR gazumped us, another failed Mashley gamble, but what does he care, another gamble that didn’t actually cost any money.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Yep it wil be a rummage sle down there come summer. Remy will be one of the few that will get a decent price, but most are journeymen slackers with bags of talent but no heart. Look at the team we came back into the PL with compared to theirs. They should have walked the champs but you get what you pay for.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #8

    There reporting that the £60 mil there due from the prem and TV money/parachute payments etc won’t even cover there wage bill!

    Your right they should of walked the championship, but a squad full of mercenaries that are there for the paycheque don’t seem to like the rough and tumble of the fizzy pop (except Joey, he seems to be enjoying every minute!)

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9

    wake up and smell the coffee guys Remy is NOT going to sign for us, his wages are far above the demands, people say he will ask for 80k I can guarantee he will ask for around 100k a week.

    yes he’s a good player but he’s also a mercenary, we don’t need these type of players at Newcastle

  • jazzyp

    Mar 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    If arsenal are so keen as everyone keeps spouting, then how come they didnt take up the option of loaning the guy before you buy like we did


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