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'New Henry' snubs Spurs switch

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Tottenham's bid to sign Marseille striker Loic Remy has been dealt a blow by the player's agent.

The White Hart Lane club were reportedly ready to offer Roman Pavlyuchenko in a swap deal.

Harry Redknapp is desperate to sign a striker in January in order to provide an option other than Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Spurs boss has also been trying to offload out-of-favour Russia international Roman Pavlyuchenko and thought this would be the ideal situation.

Remy, labelled the 'new Theirry Henry', was prominent in Marseille qualifying for the UEFA Champions League and has attracted much interest from around Europe.

Frederic Guerra was withering in his assessment of the proposed deal, claiming Pavlyuchenko is nowhere near Remy's level.

"Remy is not a player to exchange. It would be like letting a Ferrari go to then get a small car," he quipped.

Guerra also thinks Remy would be better off staying at Marseille, but said he was open to discussions.

"If Tottenham call me I'll talk to them but my advice to Remy would be to remain at Marseille," he added.

It was not all bad news for Spurs though, as the agent indicated the 24-year-old would be ready to move come the summer.

This was tempered by Guerra's assertion that Remy would be in the shop window during Euro 2012 and expects much competition for the striker's signature.

"There is Euro 2012 and that gives you a chance to do great things in the summer - and then have 10, 15 or 20 clubs in for you," he concluded.

Loic Remy has scored an impressive 25 goals in 58 appearances for Marseille.

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