White Hart Lane boss wants French international.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in Marseille forward Loic Remy.
Redknapp said at the start of the transfer window that he would not be an active player, but did add a footnote by claiming he could be tempted to spend if a player who could ‘make a difference’ became available.
Spurs were linked with a move for Remy at the end of last year, as part of a swap deal involving Roman Pavlyuchenko. Such a deal may be favoured by Tottenham – as Marseille are likely to demand a fee well in excess of £20 million for Remy.
Redknapp has given little away with regard to a bid, but confirmed he is an admirer of the France international.
“He’s a good player,” Redknapp said. “He’s a player we like and there’s interest there.”
A potential stumbling block to a January transfer is Marseille’s surprise progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League, which could see the forward commit to the club until the summer.
Loic Remy has been a consistent marksman at the Stade Velodrome since his move to Marseille just under 18 months ago and whilst this source is correct to consider the fact that Didier Deschamps’ side have made it to the Champions League knock-out stages it should also be noted that the south of France side have struggled in Ligue 1 and sit in sixth spot, some nine points off the pace.
Remy has netted 21 goals in 44 domestic league games for Marseille and could well be a player who could help boost Tottenham’s attacking options, not least as there is much talk that the North London club may be unwilling to meet Emmanuel Adebayor large wage demands in relation to making his loan move from Man City a permanent one in the summer.