The stories breaking across the footballing world today spell mixed news for Spurs fans. On the positive side, we have finally signed Paulinho officially (not going to lie, I was waiting for someone to jump in with a last minute bid) so we should all be very happy with this deal that has been engineered. However, now that the Paulinho business is dealt with, our attentions fall back to the classic Spurs striking dilemma that has still to be solved. This is where the negative move comes in as the boy from Shakhtar (Henrikh Mkhitaryan if you want to know his full name) seems to have agreed a move to Borussia Dortmund (another striker lost to the Germans, as you all may recall that Heung Min Son who we were linked strongly with a few months back went to Leverkusen as a replacement for Chelsea bound Andre Schurrle) representing a blow to Spurs’ striker hopes (although supposedly Liverpool were chasing him first but considering our past record in duelling with the Merseyside club for players, that may not have proven too much of a problem).
The question now is who are Spurs going to sign? The press seem set on David Villa wearing the lilywhite jersey next season but who else will join the silky Spaniard at the Lane? Leandro Damiao seems to be a shock target for Southampton (A story I originally laughed at but seems to be getting more serious as the days go on) and since we are being quoted huge amounts for Benteke and Soldado, it is becoming unclear just what rabbit Levy and co are planning to pull out of the hat. My answer is simple and practical: Loic Remy.
Let’s face facts; Remy was impressive in the 2nd half of the season when he joined QPR in January from Marseille. A striker with undeniable talent and skill, he reminds me of a young Anelka in his movement and style of play and I would love to see him play at Spurs (his goal against Wigan was a thing of beauty). However, the stories that appeared this morning that have prompted me to write this article have done so because it is a source of bemusement to myself, QPR and Remy himself I am sure, the simple fact is….no one has bid for him, literally, no-one.
I find this shocking and frankly surprisingly. Remy scored 6 goals in 14 appearances in a very poor QPR side so I am stunned that no club has even considered him as an option. It’s not like he will cost the earth either, a rumoured £6.8million is all that it would take to pry him from QPR’s already loose grasp which, nowadays especially, is a complete bargain. The problem is that he is on 75K a week which it seems no one wants to pay but surely Remy would accept a reduction on wages if it meant he did not have to play in the Championship and was allowed to grace the Premiership again?
In any case, I see Loic Remy as a risk free venture for Spurs. If it only takes near £7million and he can be persuaded to drop his wages, I could see Remy being a very profitable player for Spurs who can provide the goals and link up that we desperately need up front. Either way, I would suggest that Spurs move quickly whilst interest is low or risk losing out on a player who should never be anywhere near the Championship and that has the goals and quality to fire Tottenham into the Champions League where both parties deserve to be for the foreseeable future.
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