January 18 2013
Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has given his first interview disputing that he made the move for the money, suggesting instead a Playstation game with owner Tony Fernandes helped him make up his mind. During the interview he said that if Queens Park Rangers are relegated at the end of the season he will sit down and hold talks with the mangement and his agent. To allow this to happen he would have to have something in his contract giving him the right to have those talks, as a standard contract would see him playing in the Championship next season if they do go down.
“The finances did not come into it all. Newcastle offered me a very good contract as well. I have seen that a lot of people are surprised I came to QPR and people said I came here for money.
But my decision was not a decision based in any way on financial reasons. I could have stayed at Marseille because I had a good contract there.
I am here for the moment. I do not want to think about relegation so if and when that time comes, QPR and my agent will sit down and talk about that.
It is true that I hesitated between QPR and Newcastle. I met the staff at Newcastle but I had to make a decision.
I made my decision on two factors: I already knew Harry Redknapp and I was really excited about the project QPR have in the future."
“I was very surprised by Tony Fernandes. He came to my house. He asked if I wanted to play on the PlayStation so we played a game."
Remy is said to be on in excess of £70,000 at QPR, a figure which would not have been matched by Newcastle United, which would suggest that money did have something to do with it.........that and the release clause.