You just can’t make this kind of stuff up. Former Marseille striker Loic Remy has opened up about his decision to join Premiere League side Queens Park Rangers, and, apparently, a game of Fifa ’12 with the club’s owner Tony Fernandes was one of the main ways he was persuaded. That, and lots of money.
QPR – who will almost certainly be relegated to the Championship League after this season – signed Remy to a deal rumored to be in the ball park of £80,000 to £110,000 a week. The contract does, however, contain clauses that would allow Remy to leave if the club does in fact get relegated. Anyways, about that game of Fifa…
From QPR’s official website:
Fernandes spent over four hours persuading the 26 year-old that W12 was the right place for him to pursue his footballing career – and after the talks finished, the duo found time for a showdown on the world’s favourite football console game.
“It was a special moment that followed our chat about QPR,” Remy toldwww.qpr.co.uk.