Loic Remy was the subject of a failed move in January after a Tottenham bid was rejected without hesitation by the owners of Marseille. 6 months later, the Metro has reported that despite interest from Tottenham, he is focussing on Marseille. Personally, I think this is for the better.
Even though this would be prime opportunity to snatch the French international after Deschamps, the former manager, left to be the new manager of France, with other viable options still available, such as Leandro Damiao, the imminent signing of Adebayor on a permenant deal, Doumbia and finally the ambitious rumours of Higuain, Falcao and Hulk, it would be foolish to purchase this mediocre striker.
Although he has a good score rate, netting 20 goals in 42 appearances last season, when looking at him play it is clear that he is not the clinical finisher Tottenham need. Spurs play most of their football on the floor, but with a striker who has the outstanding ability of scoring from headers it would mean that Spurs would need to adjust their style of play to suit their striker even though the above options are still available and would fit the AVB system perfectly.
That is another reason why Remy should be avoided at all costs. Villas-Boas is looking for a long term team and along with Daniel Levy, have made transfers and contract renewals which should show a cemented first team in years to come. Despite Remy’s age not being a problem, with newcomer Vertonghen also being 25 years old, Remy has a heart condition which may see his career be shorter than the average striker.
But mainly, Remy is an incredibly injury prone player which saw him miss the Euro 2012 competition and is still unknown whether he will be able to participate at the beginning of the next Ligue 1 season.
So injury prone, not fitting the style of football Tottenham play and also costing above £20 million; I’ll let you decide if this will be a viable option for Spurs.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!