Relegation-threatened Queen Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy on a four-and-a-half year deal, reportedly worth around £70,000 per week.
The Frenchman was initially set to sign for Newcastle United at the start of the winter transfer window, but a had change of heart and is now set to play a part in QPR's taxing bid of avoiding the 'drop' this season.
Manager Harry Redknapp spoke about Remy's transfer to the club's website. (via Goal.com)
“I’m delighted to bring him in – he’s a great buy for us.
“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.
“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, who has made 14 appearances for his nation so far, has been handed the No. 18 shirt and if he receives his international clearance on time, the 26-year-old could make his debut against West Ham United on Saturday.
"Harry played a big part in me coming here. 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," said the France international.
He further added.
"I want to develop my game here. This season the objective is to stay up but beyond that we have greater objectives. After seven years in France, this is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge in the Premier League – the best league in the world.
"I am confident I can adapt to the Premier League. My main characteristics have taken me to the level I am at today but I am keen to keep improving in the Premier League."