According to the Sun, Harry Redknapp flew to France yesterday to watch Marseille forward Loic Remy with a view to bringing the Frenchman to White Hart Lane.
Redknapp is reported to be an admirer of Remy and has been keeping tabs on the striker for a number of months.
The Tottenham boss will be keen to add to his striking options with uncertainty over Emmanuel Adebayor’s future beyond this season, and will have been impressed with what he saw yesterday as Remy netted two goals in Marseille’s 2-0 win over Lille.
The French international has been described by Arsene Wenger as very similar to a young Thierry Henry. With pace, strength and an eye for goal, Remy has the attributes to be a success in the Premier League.
The Marseille forward has stated that an exit from Marseille this January would be “out of the question” and “disrespectful to the fans.”
However, conflicting reports say the French club will be willing to sell, with Redknapp adding: “I don’t know whether we can sign him but we need to keep trying.”
Remy has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season and will be a keen to add to his reputation during the knock-out phase of the Champions League.