There’s news tonight that Liverpool will move in for QPR striker Loic Remy, and that will mean that another Newcastle striker target this summer will end up joining another club.
Loic Remy – likely to join Liverpool
It had seemed that we may have had a chance early today with QPR manager Harry Redknapp saying he would like to keep Remy at the London club:
“I’m not sure what Loic wants to do. He will score goals and is a boy capable of getting 14-20 a year in the Premier League. We would like to keep him. “
¨He would really like to play Champions League football, but if nothing comes along I’m sure he will come back and give us everything he’s got to make it a successful season.”
But with Liverpool needing to replace the departed Luis Suarez, it was clear they would go after a top striker, and it looks like Loic Remy is the one.
There is news in Italy that the player already had offers in England from Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Liverpool, and presumably he could stay at QPR.
Loic Remy is said to have rejected Newcastle because we cannot offer him European football, but there was still hope that we may get him on board if a top club didn’t come after him, after his potential Arsenal move seems to have collapsed when terms could not be agreed.
The news is that Tottenham are the latest club to gibe up on the French striker, after Loic Remy prefers Arsenal and Liverpool – so perhaps his agent still thinks he may get a wage deal agreed with the London club.
The news is that Liverpool have offered him a decent wage deal, and Sky Italia is reporting the player is close to joining Liverpool on a 5 year deal, with the deal close to completion.
Newcastle United still need to bring in two good strikers this summer.
Loic scored 17 goals in 27 appearances while on loan at Newcastle last season.
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