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QPR Boss Redknapp Hints At Buyout Clause For Arsenal Target Remy

‘Arry expects Remy to leave Loftus Road on a permanent basis.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that it will be difficult for the Championship promotion chasers to keep hold of Loic Remy this summer.

France forward Remy has spent the season on loan at Newcastle United, but he still has three years remaining on his QPR contract.

Arsenal are rumoured to be keen on signing Remy and Redknapp has suggested that the Gunners may be able to take advantage of a minimum fee release clause in the 27-year-old’s current deal.

When asked if Arsenal had lodged a bid for Remy, Redknapp told the Daily Star: “I don’t know the answer to that to be honest.

“I think he must have a buyout clause. I would imagine he has a buyout clause, but I don’t know how much.”

Remy, who cost the Hoops £8m when he moved to Loftus Road from Marseille in January 2013, is QPR’s record signing.

However, he made just 14 appearances for the West London club before being loaned out to Newcastle, following his parent side’s relegation from the Premier League last April.

In 25 top-flight games, Remy has netted 13 times for the Magpies. Redknapp reckons that he could score even more goals if he were to join a better team.

Redknapp added: “Someone said Everton were in for in for him too, but I don’t even know what the deal is or what his buyout clause is.

“I would think it’ll be difficult to keep him, but I don’t know. [QPR chairman] Tony [Fernandes] speaks to him. He’s got a good relationship with him.

“He’s a good player – we’d love to have him back. I thought he would score goals in the Premier so it’s not surprised me that he has.

“Newcastle have struggled, but if he went to a team that created more and won more, I’m sure he would have scored 20 goals this year.”

Remy has been capped 22 times at senior international level. His last appearance for the French national team came during their 2-0 first-leg defeat to Ukraine in November’s World Cup qualifying playoff.

He was an unused substitute in the second leg, which France won 3-0 to book their place at Brazil 2014, where they will face Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras in Group E.

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