Queens Park Rangers are not pleased, and that’s putting it mildly, that Liverpool football club leaked the news this afternoon that Loic Remy’s potential move to the Reds is off, after Remy failed a medical in Boston today.
Loic Remy – Liverpool move off
The £8M move to Anfield is off, although the London club are saying the deal is still on from their viewpoint, but it’s off as far as Liverpool are concerned – and that’s important.
When the Liverpool squad arrived at Chicago for tonight’s game against Olympiakos. no reason was given by the club as to why the deal was called off.
Remy was in Boston (where Liverpool’s owners are located) to take the medical under the direction of club doctor Zaf Iqbal, and The French striker was also to discuss a four year £80K/week deal, but Remy is now returning to England.
It’s likely that Liverpool could go after Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who is one of Newcastle’s striker targets this summer, but the 23 year-old wants to play for a Champions League club.
And there was news today that Newcastle had moved in to try to sign the two times capped French International striker.
Remy is still a QPR player, and he may elect to stay at the London club, but other big clubs could also make a move for the 27 year-old, who had a great season at Newcastle last term.
Arsenal called off their pursuit of Remy over his wage demands a week or so ago, so surely Newcastle will now make another attempt to sign the striker who scored 14 goals in 27 games for the Magpies while on loan last season.
That’s assuming the medical condition Liverpool found during the medical is not too serious.
In January of 2011 Demba Ba failed his medical at Stoke because of a dodgy knee, but that didn’t stop West Ham signing him almost immediately, and he then Ba signed for Newcastle the following June as a free agent, after the Hammers had been relegated.
The failure of Remy to pass his medical could also bring down the curtain on Newcastle’s pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette – if Liverpool decide to go in for the Lyon striker.
Some Newcastle fans are not happy with Remy’s attitude over the last couple of months of last season, but that could soon disappear if Remy signs on permanently at the club
Newcastle must now be in with a decent chance of signing Loic Remy.
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