Queens Park Rangers manager, Harry Redknapp, has hinted that Loic Remy would prefer a move to Arsenal over Tottenham Hotspur this summer, reports talkSPORT. The French international has become linked with both North London clubs as each looks to bolster their frontlines ahead of next season.
Redknapp said, ‘I think he [Remy] really wants to play Champions League football next year somewhere… I would be surprised if he was at QPR at the start of the year.’ The striker has been on holiday since his involvement in this summer’s World Cup came to an end, but he is still expected to make the move away from Loftus Road.
Last season, Remy spent the campaign at Newcastle United as part of a loan arrangement, and he proved his Premier League worth at Saint James’ Park. The forward netted 14 times in all competitions for the Magpies, and has since been linked with a move to a club placed higher up in the league table.
For Redknapp, however, the difference in the calibre of European football that is on offer at Arsenal and Spurs will prove significant in Remy’s transfer. From the player’s point of view, Arsenal can offer Champion’s League football and are therefore the most attractive prospect. Tottenham may be amidst a managerial revolution, but the Lilywhites can only offer Europa League action next year.
Remy is 27 years old, and so is now about to enter into his supposed peak years as a footballer. The player is looking to reach the highest levels of the game immediately, and he can do that at Arsenal next year.