The 25-year-old French international has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit this campaign, helping them through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
"He is a good player," he confirmed. "We could have had him a couple of years ago and he has pushed on.
"He was a player we looked at and I watched him a couple of times at that stage but he went to Marseille [from Nice]."
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is understood to have held talks with Marseille over a prospective transfer, and is trying to negotiate a part-exchange deal which will see Roman Pavlyuchenko move in the opposite direction.
However, the French club are keen to agree a cash-only deal, as they want the money to spend on a replacement of their own choosing.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has also previously been credited with an interest in Remy - a player that has been labelled as a potential solution to Arsenal's lack of striking options at the Emirates Stadium.
However, following the short-term signing of club legend Thierry Henry, it is assumed that Wenger is no longer looking for another striker this transfer window, leaving Spurs unchallenged for Remy's signature.