Three weeks after castigating loan deals Redknapp sends Remy away … on loan

Harry Redknapp

Why is Loic Remy any different to Adel Taarabt and Julio Cesar when it comes to his loan deal at Newcastle United.

It was three weeks ago and two of QPR’s star players were being linked with moves away from the club - on loan deals.

Both Julio Cesar and Adel Taarabt are said to want to get away from Loftus Road this summer - with neither player wanting to play in the Championship next season.

That has seen them both linked with temporary deals away from the club

But Harry Redknapp had a pretty effusive stance toward sending his marquee players out on loan this summer - he was having none of it.

He made it abundantly clear that neither Cesar nor Taarabt would be going out on loan this summer - with those words seemingly putting to an end the idea of the Brazilian number one joining Napoli.

He had a good point. Why on earth would QPR let two of their most valuable players go away for a season, when instead they could raise funds by selling them instead?

But while that was all well and good, it seems it is a selective process depending on the player.

Today it seems that French international striker Loic Remy will be joining Newcastle United - on a season-long loan deal.

Joe Kinnear is thrashing together the details of a move, I imagine as we speak, which will see him play at St James Park next season.

So why the change of heart when it comes to Remy’s future?

Well it is pretty obvious, and I can’t believe I was so blind not to see it before.

With Cesar they have a goalkeeper who at 33-years-old doesn’t have much left in him anyway. Sending him out for one of those precious years he has left in his career makes no sense.

Add to the equation Robert Green and it is a no brainer that QPR would be demanding a fee for their mercurial stopper.

With Taarabt it is a similar story. He has got on the wrong side of Redknapp this summer and his contract expires in 2015.

The simple fact is QPR want rid of him and know they need to cash in now - before vulture-like deals are offered next summer, as his contract enters its final year.

With Remy it is a different story.

He is a recent signing and the club have the likes of Andrew Johnson, Junior Hoilett, Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora - who should all bag goals at this level next season.

The idea will be, they win promotion back to the Premier League and then next season, welcome back Remy with open arms.

And that is why Redknapp has gone backward on his loan-deal stance.

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