Jan 16 2013 By Jacob Murtagh
QPR have completed the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy for a club record fee.
Rangers beat Premier League rivals Newcastle United to the French frontman, who has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road.
Remy could go straight into the side to face West Ham at the weekend, providing he's given international clearance.
Boss Harry Redknapp, who tried to sign the 26-year-old at Spurs, told the official site: “I’m delighted to bring him in – he’s a great buy for us.
“I didn’t think we’d get him to be honest but Tony Fernandes worked ever so hard on this. He wouldn’t give up on it, and it’s great that we now have him here with us.
“He’s always been a player I’ve admired. I’ve watched him on so many occasions throughout the last few years.
"I actually spent three or four hours with him last year so he knew what I thought of him, and I think that was important.
“He’s quick, can score goals and makes great runs. His movement is excellent. He’s got the potential to be a really outstanding striker.”