Will Arsenal activate Remy’s buy-out clause?

The Queens Park Ranger manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that it would be difficult for the Hoops to retain the services of Loic Remy this summer. The France International is currently on a season-long loan at Newcastle United but has 3 years left on his QPR contract. It is understood that Arsenal want Remy, and Redknapp said the London club could take advantage of a buyout clause in Remy’s contract. When asked if Arsenal had made an offer, ‘Arry said, ‘I don’t know the answer to that to be honest.

‘I think he must have a buyout clause. I would imagine he has a buyout clause but I don’t know how much.’

Redknapp’s team have already booked a place in the Championship play offs and could be a Premier League club again next season. It is believed that the 27-year old would rather not go back to the club that paid 8 million pounds for him last season. Bayern Munich and Everton have also been credited with an interest in QPR’s record signing. Everton is believed to be tracking the Frenchman as an alternative to on-loan Romelu Lukaku who might be leaving in the summer.

‘Someone said Everton were in for him too,’ Redknapp added, ‘But I don’t even know what the deal is or what his buyout clause is.

‘I would think it would be difficult to keep him but I don’t know.

‘Tony (Fernandes, QPR Chairman) speaks to him. He’s got a good relationship with him.

‘He’s a good player – we’d love to have him back.

‘I thought he would score goals in the Premier (League) so it’s not surprised me that he has.

‘Newcastle have struggled but if he went to a team that created more and won more, I’m sure he would have scored 20 goals this year.’

Frenchman Remy scored 6 goals in 14 league games for QPR last season but could not keep the Hoops up. This term he has banged in 13 goals in 25 Barclays Premier League appearances.

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