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Tottenham Deadline Day Primer - Arrivals: Loic Remy

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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11:  Loic Remy of France scores as Clarence Goodson of USA trips during the International Friendly between France and USA at Stade de France on November 11, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: Loic Remy of France scores as Clarence Goodson of USA trips during the International Friendly between France and USA at Stade de France on November 11, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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There hasn't been a strong rumor that Tottenham Hotspur are chasing Loic Remy, but that name continues to float around and honestly, would it surprise anyone if Daniel levy lodged a last minute bid for a player he was linked for a year or two ago after giving no indication of interest in him this summer? Exactly.

Harry Redknapp was known to admire the Marseille forward back when he wasn't even a Marseille player. Spurs were linked to Remy back in the summer of 2010 after he scored 16 goals for Nice and Les Aiglons were looking to cash in on the player.

Now 25 years old with two standout years for Marseille and 37 goals under his belt, the young and up-and-coming labels are off of Remy. He is a regular for France and he has entered his prime. Buying him two years ago sure looks good now.

Position: Forward

Age: 25

With Marseille since: 2010

Claim to fame: Marseille had one of their worst season's in recent memory last year and at one point went 14 matches without a Ligue 1 victory. That run was snapped on May 2 when Remy scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Nancy. He also scored twice in the Champions League, but Andre Ayew was so good in Marseille's run to the quarterfinals that Remy was overshadowed.

Likelihood he's purchased: Unlikely. While he is a pretty good for for the team, is in a price range that Spurs can afford and they have shown interest before, rarely does a team snatch somebody up on deadline day that they had not been credibly linked to all summer.

What's his role if purchased: He would back-up Emmanuel Adebayor at striker, but his ability to play on the wing would also allow Andre Villas-Boas to make the switch to the 4-3-3 that he favors.

If we buy him, we probably pay: £14m

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