Emirates Stadium side close in on talented forward.
Arsenal have reportedly entered into talks to sign QPR striker Loic Remy as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger seeks to hijack any potential move by Newcastle United to make their temporary acquisition of the French international a permanent one according to the Metro.
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The Emirates Stadium side have already begun preliminary talks with the 27 year old’s representatives and will cost around £9m, a fee that seems a fair price to pay for a player of Remy’s obvious ability.
The 27 year old moved to QPR in January 2013 and scored six goals in 13 appearances though his goals failed to keep Harry Redknapp’s side in the top tier.
Remy has since proven a big success at St James’ Park, netting eight goals in his first ten matches for the Magpies, though his form has dipped somewhat in recent months his return of 11 goals from 20 Premier League starts is still a healthy one.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has made it clear he wishes to bring in Remy on a permanent deal, stating recently;
‘The plan was always that he would be on loan for the year and we had a deal with QPR that that would be the case.
‘We would like to do it permanently but there is a long way until that happens.
‘It is not quite as simple as [meeting his release clause] as the player and his agents need to make sure it is right for the player and we have to honour that.’
Wenger could well do with strengthening his attack with first choice forward Olivier Giroud looking exhausted of late due to the amount of football he’s had to play given the long lay-offs both Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott have endured this term.
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