After a failed transfer bid in January, it looks as if Harry Redknapp is still trying to purchase the Marseille striker, and it is evident to see why. In 37 appearances in all competitions this season, Remy has scored 18 goals and assisted a further 6, which shows his proven track record.
But with The Metro reporting that Marseille are expecting a £16 million bid for the French international tomorrow, it doesn’t look likely that this will be the final fee.
The newspaper have said that the Marseille chairman will reject this bid in aim to improve the offer by £1.5 million. Due to the economic problems of the Ligue 1 side, the French side are looking to make a £4 million profit from when they bought the forward. But with a 25% profit clause being sent to his old club Nice, where he moved away from 2 years ago, Marseille are looking to raise the price to help reinvest in future players for the club.
Negotiations were said to have closed recently with Remy’s heart problems being the main problem for the North London club. However, with a range of doctors from Ligue 1 saying that the underlying condition should not be a problem, it appears that the talks are back on.
But with Tottenham looking to bring in 2 strikers in the forthcoming window including targets from: Adebayor, Damiao, Ba and Doumbia, it means that a tough negotiation process will be in order for both parties to come out of the deal feeling happy with the result.
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