Tottenham are reported to have agreed to a deal to sign Loic Remy from Queen’s Park Rangers but the French international striker may not be at White Hart Lane next season.
Tottenham, in their search for a striker, are reported by goal.com, to have reached agreement to pay the £9m release clause for QPR’s French international goalscorer, Loic Remy, but the player may not be a Spurs player next season as he waits until after the World Cup Finals to weigh up his options for next season.
Loic Remy was a target for Tottenham three seasons ago when Harry Redknapp was manager. Spurs watched Remy who was playing for Marseille at the time but took no action in January, 2012 when a striker could have seen Tottenham finish in a Champions League place.
Twelve months later, Remy joined Redknapp at Loftus Road but despite scoring 6 goals he couldn’t prevent QPR being relegated. He spent last season on loan at Newcastle and scored 14 goals, including the only goal at White Hart Lane, but is set to leave Rangers even though they have returned to the Premier League.
While Spurs are thought to have reached agreement on the deal, it will not be completed until after the World Cup in Brazil where Remy is a member of the French squad. Remy won’t commit to a move until he assesses the interest from other clubs. Towards the end of last season, he spoke of wanting to play for a club in the Champions League, indicating that he wasn’t going to remain at St. James’ Park even though Newcastle were keen to sign him on a permanent deal.
In a report by ESPN in April, 27-year-old, Loic Remy is quoted as saying,
I want to join a great European club, to play at the highest level.
Recent reports have suggested that Arsenal are keen on signing Remy who was at the Emirates for Arsenal’s final home game at the end of the season.
— Chris Tomlinson (@ctomlins24) May 4, 2014
The Telegraph had a recent report linking Remy with Arsenal with the player very keen on a move to the Emirates.
Loic Remy is obviously reluctant to commit to Tottenham at present and as Spurs know from past experience, lack of Champions League football is a major problem when trying to complete a top signing. Could Remy become this summer’s Willian who having agreed a move to White Hart Lane, ended up at Stamford Bridge once Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho hi-jacked the proposed deal.
Remy will also want to be certain that Tottenham’s current top players like Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen aren’t going to move on and leave the team severely weakened after he has completed a transfer to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham could have a long wait before a final decision is reached on this particular transfer.