Redknapp: Loic Remy Should Have Signed for Arsenal


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.

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‘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.’

Source: metro.co.uk

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