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Redknapp hints at Remy loan

ESPN staff
August 2, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Loic Remy scored six times in 14 games for Queens Park Rangers last season © Getty Images
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Harry Redknapp has named the price prospective clubs will have to pay to take Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy on loan.

The forward has drawn heavy interest from Newcastle this summer - the club he turned down in January to move to Loftus Road.

With Redknapp stating earlier this week that the French international would only be leaving the club on a permanent basis, he has now conceded that a loan deal is the more likely option providing clubs offer the right price.

"He's a player who's going on loan," Redknapp said. "If you were buying Loic Remy for £8 million, which there were clubs to buy him for, if you gave him a four year contract and he ran that down and was a free agent, he'd cost you £2m-a-year. If somebody wants to loan him they'd be entitled to pay £2m for him."

Remy made an impressive start to life in the Premier League following his move from Marseille. Netting six times in fourteen games, including a penalty against the Magpies, Redknapp believes that with a full season in the top flight, the French international could easily score more than double last season's tally.

He said: "They would be getting a striker that would be getting 15-20 goals next year in the Premier League. He is a top class player. He could play for anybody in the Premier in my opinion."

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