The Guardian report that Tottenham are planning to trigger the £8m release clause in Loïc Rémy’s contract this summer. QPR will almost certainly be relegated later this month and the Frenchman will be looking to play his football elsewhere next season.
QPR have suffered a disastrous time since they joined the Premier League at the start of last season. A countless number of players have been signed by former bosses Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes, the majority of whom have shown little value for money.
Harry Redknapp spent more of QPR’s cash in a busy January transfer window as the club threw the dice one final time in a bid to survive.
That gamble looks to have backfired with the side now seven points from safety with only six games left to play.
Five goals in eight games
To be fair to Rémy, he has contributed in the fight for survival with five goals in eight games, the latest being a fantastic strike in the 1-1 draw with Wigan.
He is likely to be one of the first out of the door after the season comes to an end.
His form has convinced Tottenham he can handle the pace of the Premiership and they are willing to meet the £8m fee to release Rémy from his contract at Loftus Road. Andre Villas-Boas plans to rebuild his striking options this summer, with Christian Benteke another possible target.
QPR may also receive bids for Adel Taarabt, Júlio César and Bobby Zamora.
Their biggest problem will be offloading some of their expensive flops. Shaun Wright-Phillips, Chris Samba and the returning Joey Barton will not appeal to many Premier League clubs, especially on their current wages.Follow @DaveBattlers