Transfer Scouting Report: Loic Remy

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will travel to Marseille on Thursday to try and sign Loic Remy.

Spurs have money to spend in the final 48 hours of the transfer window after agreeing a deal earlier in the week to sell Luka Modric to Real Madrid.

The signing of Moussa Dembele from Fulham has already been completed and it is understood attention has now turned to bringing in Remy.

Remy has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past after attracting interest with a series of impressive performances in Ligue 1, so what’s all the hype about?

Club: Marseille

Age: 25 years old

Position: Forward

Bio

Remy began his playing career for the Olympique Lyonnais youth academy after being spotted by the clubs scouts. Whist training at the Centre Tola Vologe, he trained alongside the likes of Karim Benzema, Anthony Mounier and Hatem Ben Arfa.

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After spending several years at the academy, in October 2006, Remy signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal at Lyon.

The 2007/08 season saw Remy permanently promoted to the senior team after being assigned the number 12 shirt. Despite being in the first team, he only made 6 league appearances during this season. As a result, Remy made a loan move to fellow Ligue 1 club RC Lens to gain first team experience.

Following the successful loan spell, in which Remy made 12 total appearances and scored 4 goals, it was announced that he would be returning to Lyon for the 2008/09 season.

Despite having two years left on his contract at Lyon, on 5th June 2008, it was announced that Remy would be joining Nice with the player agreeing to a four-year deal. He stayed at club for two seasons, scoring 26 goals in 68 matches.

On 19th August 2010, Olympique de Marseille confirmed the singing of Loic Remy for a value in the region of €15 million. He was assigned the number 11 shirt and made his club debut in August versus Bordeaux.

To date, Remy has played 90 games for Marseille, scoring 39 goals in total.

At International level, Remy has over 20 caps for France, he has played at all levels for his nation.

Positioning and Ability

Rémy primarily plays in the lead striker role, but also operates on the wings and as a second striker.

He is described by his manager Didier Deschamps as “a young international who is fast and powerful with huge potential”.

Remy is strong in the air, good with the ball at his feet and a lethal finisher.

How will he fit in?

Remy would either act as a rotation option in a 4-5-1 formation for Tottenham, or he’d partner Adebayor up front in a 4-4-2.

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