QPR confirms Remy signing

Jamie Dunn
January 16, 2013
QPR confirms Remy signing

QPR has confirmed the signing of Loic Remy from Marseille on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The France international will wear the No. 18 shirt at Loftus Road and is eligible to make his Hoops debut against West Ham on Saturday, subject to receiving international clearance.

“I didn’t think we’d get him to be honest but Tony Fernandes worked ever so hard on this. He wouldn’t give up on it, and it’s great that we now have him here with us," manager Harry Redknapp told the club's official website.

“He’s always been a player I’ve admired. I’ve watched him on so many occasions throughout the last few years. I actually spent three or four hours with him last year so he knew what I thought of him, and I think that was important.

"He’s quick, can score goals and makes great runs. His movement is excellent. He’s got the potential to be a really outstanding striker.”

Remy had looked set to join Newcastle United but has opted for west London instead, with the former Nice man hailing Redknapp as being key to his decision.

"Harry played a big part in me coming here," the striker told QPR's website. "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."

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