It Will Be ‘Difficult’ For QPR To Retain The Services Of Loic Remy Next Season, Claims Boss Harry Redknapp

Les Bleus attacker signed a four-and-a-half-year contract in the capital last January. 

Queens Park Rangers head coach Harry Redknapp has admitted that the newly promoted Premier League club are going to struggle to be able to keep hold of in-demand front man Loic Remy at Loftus Road next season, according to reports in the Daily Express.

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The west London club managed to overcome Derby County in dramatic fashion in the Championship pay-off final at Wembley Stadium last weekend to make an immediate return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

However, already the QPR manager has revealed that it is now extremely unlikely that their France international striker will remain in the capital next season.

Remy, 27, has just finished a highly successful season-long loan spell with Newcastle United, where the forward managed to hit the back of the net on 14 occasions, as well as contribute three assists as well, in his 26 Premier League matches for the Magpies.

“Loic has done well at Newcastle,” said Redknapp. “It would be difficult to get him back here. I think he’s looking to play Champions League next year.

“He’s had a great season at Newcastle – he’s certainly worth much more than we paid for him when we brought him here.”

Remy was signed from Ligue 1 giants Lyon in a deal worth 10m euros in January 2013 and it is believed that the player has a release clause in that contract worth £8m, with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are understood to be lining up to activate that trigger clause this summer.

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