The national papers are suggesting Loic Remy will be one of the first to jump ship at QPR come the end of May.
Loic Remy hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory since he arrived in English football, amid much controversy as he rejected Newcastle United for a more lucrative deal at QPR in London.
He is one of the players being tipped to leave the club at the end of the season, especially considering QPR now look doomed to go back down to the Championship which is not where Remy will want to be playing his football.
Despite the way Remy came into the Premier League, there are still some stories suggesting that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be prepared to offer him a good deal to join them at the end of the season.
Those are two moves that would certainly appeal to Remy after he was originally encouraged to join QPR by Harry Redknapp, as a stepping stone to move on to a much bigger and better move.
Arsenal need additional support in their strike force and the fact Arsene Wenger is a French speaking manager is something that could appeal to Remy and make it easier for him to move from one side of London to another.
Remy certainly has the pace and the skill to fit into the way Arsenal like to play football and he would also find the prospect of European football appealing, which is not something QPR can give him.
Spurs are in a similar position in the respect that they need another striker to come in and drastically enhance their attacking options, as they are currently crawling towards the end of the season and a top four position.
The other club that could be willing to take a gamble on him is Newcastle United, the side that tried to sign him in the first place.
It’s a little unclear as to whether Newcastle would now be prepared to take him on, considering Remy turned down Newcastle when they first tried to sign him. Newcastle have a largely French based squad, which would appeal to Remy but it all comes down to how bitter they still feel about things.
Remy has done the job that QPR drafted him in for; he’s bagged five Premier League goals from seven starts and one sub appearance.
In terms of the numbers there are plenty of reasons any side interested in him should be willing to take a gamble, but it’s the other side of his game, the more personal elements which Newcastle will point out are quite worrying and troublesome.
They are the one side of him, which could put one of the biggest sides in England off from offering him a deal, which means he could be forced to move on at the end of the season with his tail between his legs, to a side not of the calibre he’d be expecting.
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