Loic Remy has reportedly agreed a deal in principle with Tottenham Hotspur but is refusing to seal the deal in hope of a bid from Arsenal, according to reports on Goal.com.
The 27 year old, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle, impressed during his stint at St. James Park last term, scoring 14 goals in 27 appearances and has attracted the interest of some of the league’s heavyweights.
The report suggests Tottenham are ready to pay the £9 million buyout clause to sign Loic Remy from QPR but the striker is holding out for the possibility of a move to Arsenal after the World Cup. Spurs are long-term admirers of the striker and are confident of signing him on a four-year contract after the tournament in Brazil.
However the Frenchman wants to play for a club in the Champions League next season but has also been impressed by Tottenham’s attempts. He is open to a move to White Hart Lane, but would prefer to wait to establish the extent of the interest from the Gunners.
Remy’s overriding preference for Arsenal over any other Premier League club is already known. He was spotted in the crowd during Arsenal’s final home game of the season against West Brom, sparking speculation that he could be set for a move to the Emirates this summer.
The French international has superb acceleration, likes to make runs off the shoulders of defenders and his pace means he finds himself in a lot of one-on-one situations with the opposing goalkeeper. He’s not bad in the air too, as quite a few of the goals he scores are with his head from crosses from either wing and can also be deployed out wide on either flank.
He would give Arsene Wenger a completely different alternative to his current leading striker, Olivier Giroud. He is a striker who is a game-changer and can pick the ball up and drive at the defence with pace, whereas Olivier Giroud is a target man who thrives against physically weak oppositions. Remy’s playing style will suit his teammates who will be able to pick him out, who loves to play off the last man’s shoulder.
He has plenty of experience in England, can make an instant impact and with an asking price of around £10 million, he is one of the best value options available on the market. He certainly has his heart set on Arsenal and would be a great option to have for the Gunners going into the next season.
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