Loftus Road side in pole position to snap up Marseille striker.
Queen’s Park Rangers last night emerged as the frontrunners to sign the Marseille forward Loïc Rémy.
The 26-year-old forward has been the subject of intense interest from QPR and Newcastle. Marseille will sell the player for £10 million and both clubs are prepared to meet the Ligue 1 club’s asking price.
Rangers, however, have the wage structure to see off Newcastle and they believe they can put a package to Rémy this weekend that will be financially strong enough to see off Alan Pardew’s side.
Though QPR owner Tony Fernandes financed moves to bring in a plethora of players last summer it seems he is ready to once again bankroll additions to boost his side’s chances of avoiding the drop, but is he willing to fork out £10m for Marseille striker Loic Remy?
Harry Redknapp certainly needs attacking alternatives to give his side hope of avoiding the drop. The new QPR boss has managed to steady the ship at the back with the West London side collecting a well earned clean sheet away at Chelsea but goals are still very much hard to come by.
No Premier League team has scored less than QPR this term and Remy could be the man to help push the Super Hoops out of the drop zone.
The 26 year old finished as Marseille’s top scorer in the past two campaigns but is not a player new boss Elie Baup is seemingly all that keen on with the French international playing a peripheral role at the Stade Velodrome this season.
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