Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has been identified by Tottenham Hotspur as the natural replacement for England hitman Jermain Defoe. The Frenchman, who has impressed during his loan spell with Newcastle United, tops Spurs technical director Franco Baldini’s summer wishlist to fill the void left by Defoe, who joined MLS side Toronto FC last month.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Remy has averaged a goal every other game for the Magpies, plundering a healthy total of 13 in 26 appearances so far this term, and grabbing the attention of a host of club scouts. He will still have three years remaining on his lucrative contract at Loftus Road when the transfer window reopens but there is no guarantee he will want to stay with his parent club even if they achieve promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking. A source close to Spurs told FDN the 27-year-old’s pace and power appeal to Baldini, who is in charge of player recruitment at White Hart Lane.