Loic Remy to Tottenham: Spurs target QPR striker as first summer signing
The Frenchman spent last season on loan at Newcastle and isn't expected to play again for his parent club
Tottenham have made an offer for QPR striker Loic Remy, according to the Evening Standard.
Spurs want to make the Frenchman their first signing of the summer as they make moves to install Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.
The north London club are ready to enter the transfer market to back their new manager, who could be unveiled this week, and have already made moves to bring Remy to White Hart Lane.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Newcastle United where he scored 14 goals in 26 appearances.
Despite his parent club QPR securing promotion back to the Premier League through the Championship play-offs, their manager Harry Redknapp admitted he did not expect Remy to feature for Rangers again.
A clause in the former Marseille player's contract means a bid in the region of £8m would trigger talks. However, Tottenham will face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool who are both understood to be interested in signing Remy. That those two clubs can offer Champions League football may give them an advantage, particularly with Remy stating in the past his desire to play in Europe's elite competition.
Newcastle were also hoping to keep the forward but he appears to have ruled out a permanent switch to St James’ Park. He said: “The World Cup is a window. Newcastle want me but I don’t know if I’ll stay. It’s a pivotal moment.”
It has been reported in France that Remy is also hoping Chelsea, who are looking to strengthen their frontline, will make an offer.
Latest in Sport
Don't mess with me, Diego Costa warns Manchester City ahead of Chelsea clash
Florida State quarter-back Jameis Winston suspended for half-a-game for yelling 'F*** her right in the p****'
West Ham vs Liverpool match report: Reds are caught cold by hot Hammers
Aston Villa vs Arsenal team news: Alexis Sanchez incorrectly named in starting line-up as Alex Oxlade-Chamerlain called up to start
West Ham vs Liverpool player ratings: Winston Reid? Diafra Sakho? Who rated highest from the Hammers' victory?
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 London council removes 'unacceptable' Stamford Hill posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan in new celebrity hacking attack weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'