Could Loic Remy lead the line for QPR next season?

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The striker looked set to complete a move to Arsenal this week, but reports of high wage demands scuppering a move could leave the Frenchman in limbo.

According to reports this morning, Remy is demanding an £80,000-per-week basic pay package from The Gunners, and with Arsenal unwilling to surrender to the QPR man, the deal is on the verge of collapsing. 

A release clause in Remy's contract allows the striker to sign for a Champions League side for as little as £8.5m, and after netting 14 Premier League goals in 26 appearances whilst on loan at Newcastle United last season, the French international was considered something of a bargain by Arsene Wenger who appeared to be nailed on to swoop for his French compatriot. 

Although QPR have been active in the transfer market in preparations to replace the seemingly Arsenal bound striker, reports suggesting a break down in talks will no doubt come as music to the ears of Harry Redknapp. 

The 67-year-old R's boss is keen to keep a hold of the 26-year-old, and should Remy's high wage demands render him an unrealistic option for any potential buyer, he may find himself lining up in the blue and white hoops next season. 

Remy's potential future away from Loftus Road could all hinge on the player's character, or alternatively, a club's sheer determination to tie up a deal. 

The French international was one of QPR's high profile signings two seasons ago signing for a club record fee, and is subsequently earning a whopping £3.9m yearly salary.

If Remy is unwilling to take a pay cut in order to push through a move to Arsenal, then the absence of an offer from elsewhere could mean the striker is destined to stay exactly where he is. 

Now is the time for West London Club to act and fight to keep their front-man.

With a high profile player like Rio Ferdinand expected to complete a move to Loftus Road in the coming days, it's not conceivable that Redknapp might be able to convince Remy that his future lies at the spearhead of the QPR attack as they return to England's top flight. 

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