Few managers are able to sniff out a transfer deal as well as Harry Redknapp, but even ol' ‘arry had to call in some favours to seal his latest capture.
Apparently, it wasn't the chipper and dulcet tones of England reject Redknapp that sealed the deal. Nor the mountains of cash overflowing from QPR chairman Tony Fernandes' pockets.
It was instead a game of FIFA 12.
It was a special moment that followed our chat about QPR,” Remy told the QPR website. We just played a game of FIFA – it was good and showed to me what a good person Tony is.
He showed his human side to me as an owner of the club I wanted to join. It was a special moment for us both.”
It probably helped that Remy, playing as Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich, thrashed Fernandes' Argentina 6-0 in their first game.