The France international has been a long-term Tottenham target, with the Premier League side failing to bring in the striker since January when a bid was rejected.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Spurs have renewed their interest of the 25 year old, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy flying to the Ligue 1 side to finalise a deal.
With Marseille valuing their striker at £15 million, Tottenham would pay over £10 million for a player this window for the third time. But considering that before this window the last time this large fee was spent on one player was in the 2008/09 season, the support of AVB’s revolution is clearly demonstrated by the financial backing.
Loic Remy has scored 27 times in 51 appearances in Ligue 1 since joining Marseille and his poaching ability could be favorable with the new Spurs boss.
The creative talent in the Tottenham midfield consisting of: Sigurdsson, Bale, Dembele, Lennon and Sandro should see Remy boost the number of goals scored, especially if he continues with his superb positioning which has seen his profile in Europe increase.
Even though this would not be the impressive signing which many Tottenham fans are craving with the club being linked to Hulk and Llorente, Adebayor’s high wages and AVB’s preferred formation would almost forbid a huge fee being splashed out on a striker. As Villas-Boas prefers to play a single striker, supported by 3 midfielders/wingers playing just behind him, the rotation of Adebayor, Defoe and a big name would be certain to displeasure the forwards.
However Remy would be a great alternative. He’s affordable, able to play on the right wing and also would be a long-term addition at White Hart Lane. Like other summer additions Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele, Loic Remy is 25 years old which allows Villas-Boas to plan a squad for the next few years with assurances that they should be in their peak years if they remain fit.
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