Harry issues Remy demands

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has warned Newcastle they would have to pay £2m to sign Loic Remy on loan this season.

Last Updated: 02/08/13 at 16:07 Post Comment

Loic Remy: Would cost Newcastle £2m if they were to take him on loan

Loic Remy: Would cost Newcastle £2m if they were to take him on loan

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The France international scored six goals in 14 appearances for the club last year in their failed bid to remain in the Premier League.

QPR paid £8m to sign Remy from Marseille on a four-year contract and on that basis, Redknapp feels £2m is a fair amount to ask Newcastle for his services.

"We paid about £8m for him, so if someone wants to loan him for a year, we are entitled to get £2m a year for him," said Redknapp.

"Make no mistake, he will get between 15 and 20 goals next season if he goes to a Premier League club.

"He is a top-class player, a player for any club in the Premier League in my opinion."

Redknapp also discussed the future of three other players who have been linked with moves away from Loftus Road.

He was asked about midfielder Joey Barton, goalkeeper Julio Cesar and playmaker Adel Taarabt ahead of Saturday's season opener with Sheffield Wednesday.

Barton has been linked with a return to Marseille, where he spent last season on loan, as well a move to Everton, the club he supported growing up.

"Joey's been here, been as good as gold, trained hard, shown a great attitude and not been a minute's problem since I've worked with him," added Redknapp.

"He went to Marseille last year, was great at Marseille, played almost every game in a team that qualified for the Champions League.

"He's here and if he's good enough to play, he'll play. "

Cesar and Taarabt could also be leaving the club but Redknapp has warned potential suitors they must pay the market value to secure their services.

"Julio is a world-class goalkeeper, he played for Brazil in the Confederations Cup and won it with them," added Redknapp.

"I think he can play for any team in the world. I think he wants to play higher than the Championship. So it's up to someone to come in and want to buy him. They will be buying a great goalkeeper.

"Adel has great ability, if he wants to leave someone's got to pay the money for him. If someone wants to loan him they have got to pay the going rate.

"He can go and turn a team around when his mind is right, he's an amazing talent."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

suspect the review will conclude that Iago Aspas should never have been loaned out. Two hat-tricks in two Copa Del Rey games. One might say he has really turned a corner.

GVMUFC
'Liverpool in transfer review'

P

oise, power and (I noticed in his post match interview) freakishly large hands. You know what they say about men with big hands.......... big gloves.

disGUSting
Poise And Power: Barkley's Unique Blend

S

itting next to him in the studio will surely be the closest Jamie Carragher ever got to Thierry...

bungle1976
Henry retires and joins Sky

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

League Two: Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore ready for 'biggest job'

Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore says he is taking on "the biggest job in English football".

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property