France international Remy was on the brink of a move to Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers before the Reds pulled the plug at the 11th hour, and the 28-year-old eventually joined the Blues for around £8m.
Arsenal were interested in signing Remy before the switch to Jose Mourinho’s side and Redknapp, who left Loftus Road in January, thinks that a move to the Emirates would have been a better choice for his former striker.
‘I got a phone call on the Saturday before the transfer window shut saying that he had done a deal with Chelsea. Arsenal were in for him as well, we had Arsenal and Chelsea trying to sign him and he chose Chelsea,’ Redknapp told The Telegraph.
‘I was surprised he went to Chelsea, I thought he’d go to Arsenal. I could see Arsenal, but I couldn’t really see Chelsea because I thought “he’s not going to play there”.
‘It’s a waste really, it’s a bit of a waste of a real Premier League goalscorer. I don’t know what persuaded him to be number two at Chelsea. I thought Arsenal, where he would have played more, would be his move at the time.’