Until now it had been thought that Loic Remy is available for £8.5 million to teams in the Premier League, However, according to reports in the English press, the striker’s asking price could be a little higher than that for some teams, and his future is still uncertain as a result.
The £8.5 million figure is true, but only for teams within the top four. Teams in the top 6 must pay £11 million for the striker, whilst he is only available to the rest of the Premier League for around £15 million. The developments mean that it will be more difficult for the likes of West Ham or Newcastle to obtain the player’s signature.
The situation has not changed in terms of the top 4, but now that Arsenal have bought Alexis Sanchez, a Remy move to the Emirates Stadium looks less likely. Liverpool had been thought of as interested parties before now, but the Reds are yet to mount an official, formal bid for the forward.
Remy has made it no secret that he hopes to be playing in the Champions League, but a move away from QPR might now be more difficult to engineer. The rising scale release clause could put the majority of clubs off of making an offer for him, whilst the player’s wage demands will also pose a problem. Remy wants £80,000 – £90,000, and is not prepared to take a cut.
The Frenchman could be pricing himself out of most of the Premier League table, and he could yet still find himself at Rangers next season. The Hoops will benefit from his top class attacking qualities, but they might have been hoping for his transfer fee in order to increase their own funds.