QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Arsenal target Loic Remy could leave Loftus Road in the summer. The French striker is currently on loan at Premier League side Newcastle United in the Premier League, and after having impressed a number of clubs including the Gunners by scoring 13 goals for the Magpies this term, he now has ambitions to play in the Champions League once again.
Redknapp was quoted in the Daily Express as saying about Remy, “Remy wants to play Champions League football next season. The chances of us keeping him are not great if he’s got a buy-out clause. He’s done well at Newcastle, and one or two other big clubs are trying to get him, so there’s every chance he will go. I chased him at Tottenham, and I knew he would do well. He’s a scorer, and with the right team pushing to get in the top four, he’s capable of getting 20 goals.”
The former Tottenham boss also confirmed that Remy’s release clause is a mere 10 million pounds, which makes him an easily acquirable target for long term suitors Arsenal. The Gunners though have put themselves in a bit of a pickle in their race to make the top 4 this season, and may even lose out on the 27-year old to other top European teams if they finish outside the top 4 for the first time in 18 years.
Arsenal would love to have a striker of the mold of Remy in their squad though as they have badly missed having a mobile centre-forward, who gets in behind opposition defences like the former Marseille is known to do.