Spurs are close to reaching an agreement to sign Newcastle’s on loan QPR striker Loic Remy, according to Le10Sport.
The French magazine says we are in ‘advanced negotiations’ for the France international, who has been a shining light in a dismal campaign at St James’ Park, bagging 14 league goals in 26 appearances.
In April, One World Sports’ journalist Duncan Castles claimed we had made a ‘firm offer’ for Remy, with Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund also keen on the 27-year-old.
Despite the emergence of Harry Kane, it’s fair to assume we’ll need a new centre forward in the summer and Remy fits the bill.
The Frenchman would not cost a bomb or demand monstrous wages but he is a proven scorer in the Premier League and can operate in either a 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1, flexibility that must appeal to our chairman Daniel Levy and sporting director Franco Baldini, who are yet to decide on a replacement for Tim Sherwood.
Le10Sport claims we could face competition from Arsenal but hopefully our good relationship with the Hoops, which has seen Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto join the Championship on season-long loan deals, will help us pip the Gooners to Remy.
Of our current strikers; Emmanuel Adebayor has been in good form under Sherwood, boasting 12 goals in 19 starts, but there is no guarantee the Togolese will remain happy when the 45-year-old head-coach is replaced while Man City stop subsidising the striker’s reported £170,000-per-week wages next season, which may prompt Spurs to cash-in.
Roberto Soldado, meanwhile, still boasts just two league goals from open play since his £26m summer move from Valencia and, although there has been no speculation about the striker’s future, it’s possible the club could cut their losses on the 28-year-old if they receive a decent offer.
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