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Remy desperate for Champions League football

ESPN staff
April 14, 2014
Loic Remy has scored 13 goals so far this season © Getty Images

Loic Remy has reiterated his desire to play Champions League football next season, even if it means leaving England.

Remy, on loan at Newcastle from Championship club Queens Park Rangers, has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham, but this weekend Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid are understood to have joined the race for his signature.

"Clubs are discussing with my agent, I'm open for everything," Remy is quoted by The Sun.

"I want to join a great European club, to play at the highest level. Regarding my future, everything is possible, even going back to France. I've played for great clubs in France, like Lyon and Marseille."

Remy, who has scored 13 goals this season, is thought to have a release clause of just £10 million and QPR boss Harry Redknapp has conceded this leaves his club with little chance of keeping the striker, even if they are promoted to the Premier League.

Redknapp said: "Remy wants to play Champions League football next season, so they tell me. The chances of us keeping him are not great if he's got a buy-out clause."

Remy is currently out with a calf injury which has sidelined him for six weeks, but Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hopeful the striker will return soon.

"He's been running this week, so we'll hopefully get a performance out of him that I think the club and the team need, particularly in terms of confidence," Pardew said.

"To have somebody like that spearheading the team, in the form he was in before he went out - he's so important for us."

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