Redknapp says Remy will be leaving QPR.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed Newcastle United loanee and Arsenal target Loic Remy will be leaving Loftus Road this summer after 18 months on the club’s books.
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Remy joined the west London side in January 2013 for a £7m transfer fee from Olympique Marseille, but upon their relegation from the Premier League at the end of that season then left for the Magpies on-loan.
Since arriving at St James’ Park at the start of the current campaign the France international has been in impressive form, scoring 13 league goals in 23 appearances.
This has led to interest from the Gunners and also their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and with a release clause in his contract and Redknapp saying he can leave, Remy looks set for a transfer this summer.
“Remy wants to play Champions League football next season, so they tell me,” the Hoops boss was quoted by the Metro.
“The chances of us keeping him are not great if he’s got a buy-out clause.”
Redknapp’s men have not found life in the Championship as easy as perhaps they’d hoped and if they want to return to the top flight at the first time of asking it will now have to be done through the playoffs.
The north Londoners meanwhile are targeting Remy to try and improve their own fortunes, having fallen off the pace in the title race once again.
One of the main criticisms of Arsene Wenger’s squad is that there is not enough depth in certain areas, with attack considered to be a particularly weak point and buying the QPR star would look to alleviate that.
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