Loic Remy: QPR saviour or football mercenary?
QPR: Loic Remy linked with Loftus Road exit, just two months after joining Harry Redknapp's side
When Loic Remy decided to join Queens Park Rangers in January it represented something of a coup for the Hoops, as they snatched him from under the noses of Newcastle United who were under the impression that they had got their man.
Alan Shearer, who as Match of the Day viewers will know is in no way biased or incompetent, claimed that there was only one reason the French international opted to move to the capital - money.
Remy, who earns a reported £75,000-a-week, refuted such claims stating that the finance played no part in his switch to Loftus Road, and that he was "very excited by the project QPR have here for the future."
Avid viewers of the Championship will tell you just how exciting England’s second tier can be so perhaps he has a point, but it hasn’t taken long for the exit rumours to start.
Goal.com have reported that Remy has a release clause in his contract should the R’s be relegated, and the Frenchman may well look to move on even if Harry Redknapp’s men fail to avoid relegation.
Speaking to Goal.com, a source close to the player said: "He was in a bad moment with Marseille and it was the right time to leave, but Loic sees QPR as a step to a bigger club.
"It is true he is on a good contract but other teams will take notice if he continues his form."
The striker has notched three goals in five Premier League outings so far and will need to significantly add to that tally in the final nine games of the season if QPR are to stand any chance of staying up.
Redknapp publicly stated that he attempted to lure Yann M’Vila to Loftus Road with the prospect of a future move to one of England’s top four clubs after a spell with QPR, and it's likely that Remy was told the same.
Harry is realistic enough to know that they would struggle to attract big names without big money and promises of better future prospects, so did what was needed to give his side the best chance of survival.
So is Remy committed to the cause or just in it for the money? If he helps keep Rangers in the Premier League I’m not sure QPR fans will care much either way.
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