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Was Loic Remy right to choose QPR over Newcastle United?

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Harry Redknapp lands £8 million man Loic Remy. (©GettyImages)
Harry Redknapp lands £8 million man Loic Remy. (©GettyImages).

Every team needs a proven goalscorer. QPR have struggled this season and new appointment Harry Redknapp has commented on the lack of attacking quality the side has.

Goals have been hard to come by for QPR, but this might be about the change. The Rs are still bottom of the league and find themselves five points adrift of safety, but they are starting to hit some form as of late.

A win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea and a point at home against Redknapp's former employers Tottenham Hotspur has seen blind faith turn into a renewed sense of optimism.

Loic Remy, the former Marseille striker had been attracting lots of attention recently. Newcastle were the bookies favourites the sign the Frenchman and the deal looked to be set until QPR came in to hijack the deal.

Alan Pardew insists Remy was presented with a fantastic offer to join the Toon Army. Whether Remy's decision was the correct one is questionable. Newcastle are the more likely of the sides to stay in the Premier League and they are still competing in European competition too. Media reports claim Remy's decision was largely influenced because of the money QPR were offering.

Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer has also questioned the move, stating his belief that Remy's decision was driven by money. Speaking to BBC Sport, Shearer said: "I am surprised to see Remy go to QPR instead of Newcastle.

"I would have a good guess financial things had a part to play. While I hope QPR get out of it, I find it hard to say he chose them over Newcastle."

Whatever way you look at it, this is a real coup for QPR. Redknapp has got his 20-goal-a-season striker who could help fire the west London club out of the relegation zone and lead them to safety.
 



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