Arsenal and Tottenham transfer target Loic Remy appears to have give an insight into his lofty ambitions regarding his own professional future by insisting that he wants to join a 'great European club'.
Remy is currently on loan at Newcastle from Championship playoff contenders Queens Park Rangers, and while many Toon fans may have hoped to see their club secure a permanent deal for the French striker, it appears that he has a more reputable switch in mind.
"Clubs are discussing with my agent, I’m open for everything. I want to join a great European club, to play at the highest level," he was quoted by The Sun.
And while such words may have given hope to his Premier League suitors, the 27-year-old also admitted that he could be open for a return to his homeland.
"Regarding my future, everything is possible, even coming back to France. I’ve played for great clubs in France, like Lyon and Marseille.”
Quite whether Arsenal or indeed Tottenham - who have both been linked with potential moves for Remy - fit that aforementioned description as 'great' clubs remains to be seen.
However what certainly cannot be mistaken is both North London rival's need to invest in at least one new forward of his caliber this summer.
With the distinctly unimpressive Olivier Giroud misfiring and Nicklas Bendtner set to depart the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires this summer, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will surely be on the lookout for reinforcements in the final third.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have struggled to prise the best out of expensive summer signing Robert Soldado. Although Emmanuel Adebayor has shown occasions signs of a rejuvenation since Tim Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas in the White Hart Lane dugout, the Togolese international is notoriously inconsistent and cannot be relied upon to produce quality performances on a consistent basis.
With the £15 million-rated Remy - who has notched 13 goals in 23 Premier League appearances this season - obviously open to a move, both clubs will presumably be hoping that they will appeal to the player as potential destinations.