QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes has posted a photograph of Marseille striker Loic Remy donning a Rangers shirt on social media outlet Lockerz, signaling that a deal has been completed for the player.
Just this morning, R’s manager Harry Redknapp stated that a deal was close for the French international, claiming that the player had passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the Premier League’s bottom side.
The move would complete a dramatic U-turn for Remy, who appeared close to joining Newcastle United at one point. He even apparently rejected a move to Loftus Road earlier in the month, according to French paper L’Equipe.
He is likely to cost QPR £8 million and Redknapp hasn’t finished his transfer business just yet. He is also eyeing Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, 22, who will reportedly cost £7 million.
The former Tottenham manager told the BBC:
“Remy has had a medical today, so that’s all sorted. M’Vila, I think we’re very close.”
The two captures would represent a signal of intent for QPR who are at the foot of the Premier League table. They are five points from safety but results have been improving under Redknapp, who just this month oversaw a shock 1-0 defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The R’s are undefeated in their last four League and Cup encounters.
The Hoops boss is also still chasing West Brom defender Jonas Olsson and Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore as he looks to reverse the club’s fortunes and guide them to safety.
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This article was first posted on January 16, 2013