Arsenal & Tottenham transfer target: Loic Remy

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Being labelled the 'new Thierry Henry' is certainly quite something to live up to, but Marseille's Loic Remy has been making a decent fist of it this season.

The French forward has netted 10 goals in 27 appearances for club and country this term and, since the transfer window has opened, has been frequently linked with a move away from the Stade Velodrome.

Arsenal and Tottenham have been touted as potential destinations for the 25-year-old, and Harry Redknapp has gone as far to confirm his interest in the player.

"There is interest there," said the Spurs boss. "But that is as far (as it goes). At the moment, there is nothing more than that."

With this in mind, GMF takes a closer look at the in-form France international…


Remy's searing pace makes him well suited to the rigours of the English game, but the striker is not only fleet of foot.

Standing at over 6ft and tipping the scales at some 12st, Remy also possesses the strength and stature to make himself a nuisance for the toughest of Barclays Premier League defenders.

Like Henry, Remy began his career operating mainly as a winger, but has graduated to a more central role and with some success.

His versatility would certainly be a positive for either Arsene Wenger or Harry Redknapp, should they decide to take a punt.


Remy's application has sometimes been called into question, and he has been known to go missing in games from time to time.

He does possess a decent level of Champions League experience, but his goalscoring record in the competition is hardly one to write home about, having scored four times in almost 1000 minutes of action.

And, having played in Europe this season, he would also be ineligible for continental action, should he move to Arsenal or Spurs during January.


Although yet to firmly establish himself as one of the finest young talents on the continent, Remy still has time on his side if he is to begin to emulate Henry.

Marseille are said to value him at £15 million which, in the current transfer climate, would appear to be a fairly reasonable fee for a France international with 17 appearances for his country.

There would certainly be an element of risk involved for Arsenal or Spurs but, in GMF's opinion, it would be one worth taking.

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