QPR boss would be happy to sell Remy

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he would happily sell Loic Remy if the club received a big-money offer for him.

The French striker has scored 10 goals in 17 league appearances while on loan at Newcastle, whose manager Alan Pardew wants to sign him on a permanent basis.

Redknapp has previously made it clear he is not overly keen for Remy, signed from Marseille for £8m a year ago, to return to Loftus Road.

Chairman Tony Fernandes thinks differently and the Rangers board are minded to leave the door open for Remy to come back should the club be promoted back to the top flight.

But Redknapp said: “That’s all ifs and buts. You’ve got to get there first, and if someone came and offered £15m or £16m for him I’d sell him if it was my choice – but it’s not, it’s down to the chairman.”

Loic Remy and Harry Redknapp
Remy moved to QPR in January 2013.

Remy, 27, held talks with Pardew before deciding to sign for QPR rather than Newcastle last January.

He joined on the understanding it could help him secure a move to a top English side if he impressed, so his summer departure following Rangers’ relegation was inevitable.

Discussions over a possible permanent transfer to Tyneside for Remy are expected to take place this month, with the R’s suggesting an £8m buyout clause in the player’s contract will no longer apply by the time his season-long loan expires.

Pardew recently described a potential deal as “complicated.”

Redknapp added: “I don’t know what the deal is. You’d think they’d want to snap him up, wouldn’t you? If they don’t then someone else will.

“For what we got him for, he’s probably worth double that now. He’s scored goals in the Premier League again this year.”

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