Reports in English media suggest that Arsenal FC will sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy after the World Cup.
Loic Remy’s future has been up for speculation all summer since with QPR manager Harry Redknapp stating that the French international is unlikely to remain at the club in this transfer window. Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the striker, and now reports in England suggest that the Gunners will complete their move to sign him after the World Cup.
Loic Remy joined QPR in 2013 in a much talked about move as he somehow escaped the clutches of Newcastle United. Remy scored six goals in 14 games, but couldn’t help QPR escape relegation as they finished at the bottom of the table.
At the start of last season, Remy joined Newcastle United on loan and the 27-year-old produced some good performances The Magpies. Remy ended the season with 14 goals and two assists in 24 starts as Newcastle finished at the top half of the table. His performances earned him a place in the French national team squad for the World Cup and attracted interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners were always considered as the favourites to sign the Frenchman as Arsene Wenger looked to strengthen his forward line. Lack of depth at the top was one of the prime reason why the Gunners’ title challenge faded away in the second half of the season and signing a new striker is Arsenal’s priority at the moment. Remy was also pictured in the stands during an Arsenal match at the end of last season, which fuelled further speculations about his move to the Emirates.
Remy has been scouted by Arsenal since his Marseille days and his price makes him an attractive proposition for Arsene Wenger. Remy’s current clause with QPR has a £8million and reports suggest that both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are keen to evoke it. But Remy prefers a move to Arsenal over Spurs as the Gunners will be able to offer him Champions League football next season.
Reports in English media suggest that Arsenal are confident about completing the move for Remy after the World Cup. The QPR forward is currently in Brazil as France prepares to take on Germany in their quarter-final clash.
— Sam (@samuelJayC) July 3, 2014