With QPR rooted to the bottom of the table, Harry Redknapp is in dire need of some major striking options, and his main target is a familiar one to Tottenham fans. Loic Remy was on Redknapp’s radar almost every transfer window when the 65-year-old was at Spurs and little has changed.
Despite a wealth of attacking talent in the shape of Bobby Zamora, Djibril Cisse, Jamie Mackie and Adel Taarabt QPR are the lowest scorers in the league and Remy could be that man to fire them up the Premier League.
Remy has been bothering the top scorers chart in France for the past four years at Marseille and would add a certain classy, pacy, tall element to QPR’s front line and could be crucial to their survival hopes. However, would he go? Almost certainly not. Why would the Frenchman leave a club, succeeding in Europe, competing at the top of their league, for a club struggling to stay in their division? That would be like a manager leaving a good, well run club, consistently in the top half of one of the best leagues in the world, such as Fulham, for a team on the cusp of the Championship with a trigger happy owner. Remy, look where Mark Hughes is now.
His agent is quoted as saying that an offer of around £10m should tempt Marseille into offering Remy’s services to the Hoops but surely there is no chance that Remy would fancy a move. Having been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea over the past few years, the 25-year-old would be looking higher up the Euro League Index if seeking a move.
The only thing that could tempt Remy into a move would be cold, hard cash. QPR are, we all know, a pretty darn wealthy club and would be able to offer Remy a fairly hefty wage packet, should he move to Loftus Road.
If he does move, sacrificing European football, the continental lifestyle and a guaranteed top half finish for the money, it will be disappointing indeed.
QPR need their season saving, but I can’t see Remy being the man to do so.