MARSEILLE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 19: Loic Remy (C)of Marseille sandwiched between Carl Jenkinson (L) and Mikel Arteta (R) of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Olympique de Marseille and Arsenal FC at Stade Velodrome on October 19, 2011 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Remember when Tottenham Hotspur were being linked pretty heavily with a move for Marseille striker Loic Remy? Well, it turns out that not only were we interested in the French striker, but we put in a rather large bid. The bid was for £18.3 million according to Marseille chairman Vincent Labrune.
The French club turned down the move, though no reasoning is giving. I'm assuming L'OM value Remy a little higher than the nearly £20 million that Spurs offered or they wanted to hold onto him for the remainder of the season. Whatever the reasoning, that's a stupid amount of money.
The good news is that Tottenham Hotspur, apparently, have some cash to throw around. The bad news is we don't have quite enough cash to get a player we wanted. Even if that player is a striker that doesn't score much. But hey, maybe if we pony up a few more million we can snag Leandro Damiao.