Newcastle star sets sights on London return with Tottenham

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Tottenham are reportedly stepping up their efforts to secure the services of France international striker Loic Remy once his season-long loan at Newcastle United is completed.

The 27-year-old has excelled for the Toon, scoring an impressive 13 goals in 23 games for the Magpies, but is thought to favour a return to London with the allure of playing for Tottenham – a team with ambitions of finishing the Premier League’s top four – too strong to resist.

Back at the start of the campaign Remy, currently owned by Queens Park Rangers, had favoured a move to the north-east following reported personal problems back in May of last year that triggered a switch away from London.

But with those issues now firmly in the past, Remy is ready to make a return to the capital.

At present, it looks unlikely that QPR, who were relegated last term, will be making an immediate return to the English top flight following a run of two wins in nine that has left Harry Redknapp’s team 17 points off leaders Leicester and 150/1 to win the Championship and 5/2 to be promoted with Ladbrokes.

That could pave the way for a move to White Hart Lane, with Rangers owner Tony Fernandes no doubt keen to cash in on Remy’s fine form and Spurs more than happy to oblige.

The Lilywhites splashed serious cash on Valencia’s Roberto Soldado last summer but the Spaniard has failed to impress in north London and with only Emmanuel Adebayor to call on the club may look elsewhere for additional goalscoring reinforcements.

Spurs can currently be backed at a distant 22/1 to finish in the top four but with a top six finish looking likely at 4/9, may be able to offer Remy a chance at Europa League football – something that looks an unlikely prospect for Newcastle.

While no fees have been mentioned in any of the reports, any move to Tottenham could hinge on the future of Tim Sherwood, with the beleaguered Premier League boss currently 4/1 to be the next manager to leave his post in the English top flight.

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