Wednesday, January 16, 2013
QPR CONFIRMS SIGNING OF LOIC REMY
English premiership club, Queens Park Rangers have confirmed they have signed France forward Loic Remy from Marseille for a club record £8million.
The 26-year-old had been chased by both Rangers and Newcasle but chose to move to Loftus Road on a four-and-a-half year deal
After completing his move, Remy said: 'Harry (Redknapp) played a big part in me coming here. I spoke to him and Tony Fernandes at length and they made it clear they wanted me here. They gave me the right motivation to join QPR.
'I want to develop my game here. This season the objective is to stay up but beyond that we have greater objectives', he said to the QPR website.
'After seven years in France, this is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge in the Premier League – the best League in the world.
'I am confident I can adapt to the Premier League. My main characteristics have taken me to the level I am at today but I am keen to keep improving in the Premier League.'
Harry Redknapp had been a long-term admirer of Remy, and was interested in signing him when he was manager of Tottenham.
Having finally got hold of his man, Redknapp said:'I'm delighted to bring him in, he's a great buy for us.
Remy moved to Marseille from Nice for £11million in 2010, and was instantly a hit. His form promoted him into international reckoning, and he has currently scored four goals from 17 appearances.
He did not come up against England at Euro 2012 after he was ruled out of the tournament with a thigh injury.
Fellow QPR player and teammate at Marseille Joey Barton tweeted a message to the outgoing forward: 'Best of luck to you both. Loic is a great guy and a fantastic player'.
QPR currently stand bottom of the Premier League, two points behind Reading in 19th and five behind Wigan and safety.
They have a crunch period of games coming up, including away to West Ham, away to Man City and home to Norwich in the next few weeks.