Loic Remy on the verge of Arsenal move

Posted on Jun 27 2014 - 1:00pm by Staff Writer


Arsenal‘s plans to sign French striker Loic Remy have taken a massive step in the last 24 hours after yet more contact with Queens Park Rangers, Football Express News understands.

The former Marseille man was on loan with Newcastle United last season and impressed heavily, scoring 14 Premier League goals and his performance gained interest from a number of top European clubs, including Arsenal.

Remy, who owns a home in London after his time with parent club QPR in the 2012/2013 season was frequent visitor to the Emirates stadium last season and held talks numerous occasions with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger about a summer move.

Those talks are said to have progressed well, but a fee between Arsenal and QPR is yet to be agreed, prompting interest from another London club – Tottenham Hotspur.

However, it is now understood that a deal is likely to be reached in the coming weeks, with a fee set at around the £8m mark.

Remy is currently on international duty with the French national side at the Brazil World Cup and he is said to have held many discussions with Olivier Giroud over life at the North London club.

Wenger is keen to add Remy alongside Giroud and one other next season as he hopes to make a title push, following their FA Cup success last season.