Big transfer news in London today – and it doesn’t involve Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham.
It’s the ‘wheeler and dealer’ Harry Redknapp doing some significant work in the transfer market – acquiring the French international Loic Remy from Marseille. Apparently, Remy was offered a deal by both Newcastle and QPR, but ultimately chose a relegation battle in London.
Remy has played 17 times for France, scoring four goals, and the former Lyon and Marseille man can operate on the wings, centrally as a second striker, or as the main man up front. It will be interesting to see how Remy gets on with fellow French speaking stud Adel Taarabt in the QPR set-up. If those two can form an instant understanding, we should expect more goals in the second half of the season from the Premier League’s lowest scoring team.
Only 17 league goals in 22 league matches for QPR this season. Can Remy change that?
We shall see. We expect him to be priced around the 6.0m – 6.5m price range in the official FPL game – but the most interesting piece of information still unresolved from a fantasy perspective will be whether he is labelled as a midfielder or as a forward. With the likes of Theo Walcott and Michu both labelled as midfielders but operating up front in “real life,” fantasy managers are able to take advantage of ‘out of position’ studs and rack up the goals week in and week out. Perhaps Remy could offer us a similar, if not cheaper but unproven, solution.