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Tottenham in ‘advanced negotiations’ to sign Loic Remy

by - May 10, 2014 3:20 am

Spurs are close to reaching an agreement to sign Newcastle’s on loan QPR striker Loic Remy, according to Le10Sport.

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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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