Arsenal & Tottenham target Loïc Remy staying focused on Marseille
France striker Loïc Remy is preparing for another season at Marseille despite reports linking him with a move to north London
Loïc Remy insists he is focused on preparing for another season at Marseille, despite reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old France international has scored 37 times in 83 appearances for l’OM after moving from Nice to the Stade Velodrome for a reported €15m (£11.9m) in 2010.
Remy, capped 17 times by Les Bleus, won the Ligue 1 title twice while at Lyon and has helped Marseille win the Coupe de France twice during his two seasons at the club.
The Marseille striker has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, and although Remy admits there is uncertainty surrounding his future, the striker is fully focused on pre-season training at Élie Baup’s side.
“For now, I am very proud to wear this shirt. It is not news that I could leave but we’ll see. I am preparing very well for a new season with my club,” Remy told Canal+.
Harry Redknapp, who was sacked by Tottenham at the end of the season, with Andre Villas-Boas named as the 65-year-old’s successor last week, had initially declared Spurs’ interest in the France striker during the January transfer window.
“He is a good player,” said Redknapp. “We could have had him a couple of years ago, to be honest with you.
“He has pushed on. He was a player we looked at and I watched him a couple of times at that stage, but he went to Marseille.
“There is interest there. But that is as far [as it goes]. At the moment, there is nothing more than that.”