Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC are interested in signing Loic Remy as they look to take advantage of QPR’s relegation.
QPR are expected to face a mass exodus in the summer, following their relegation from the Premier League. A lot of players who were signed over the season are believed have relegation clauses in their contracts, which allows them to leave cheaply if the club loses their Premier League status, and French international Loic Remy is one of them.
The 26-year-old, who was signed from Marseille back in the winter transfer window, is now a transfer target for many clubs in the summer. Remy reportedly has a £8m escape clause in his contract, which a lot of Premier League clubs are looking to exploit. Clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have monitored the striker closely in recent times and are preparing a move for him in the summer.
While initially there was scepticism about how Loic Remy would settle down in the Premier League, he has been on the brightest spot in the second half of QPR’s otherwise dismal season. Remy has scored five goals in the 10 starts that he has made so far, and has looked like a potent option up front.
Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley was spotted at Loftus Road during QPR’s recent match against Stoke City. Arsene Wenger, who is expected to make some big moves in the summer following another trophy-less season, is expected to sign at least one more striker. The Gunners currently have only Giroud as an out-an-out striker in their squad, as Chamakh’s Arsenal career seems to have come to an end. Remy seems like a viable option for Arsenal and could turn out to be a bargain deal at that price.
But the Gunners will face competition from Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton. Brendan Rodgers is believed to be in the market for another proven goal scorer, despite Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez forming a potent partnership up front. But it seems like Remy’s high wage could be a stumbling block in this deal for Liverpool (and Arsenal). The French international might be forced to take a pay-cut in order to join any of the above mentioned clubs.