Liverpool FC’s £8 million Loic Remy transfer falls through
Remy fails a medical with the Merseyside club who are now considering other options
July 27th, 2014
It looked a done deal, although Loic Remy will not be joining Liverpool FC this summer after the Frenchman failed a medical after agreeing personal terms to become the new number seven at Anfield.
Remy was set to bolster the Liverpool strikeforce after the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, with Daniel Sturridge having already been joined by Rickie Lambert earlier this summer.
However, all bets are off for this Remy transfer, with the Frenchman continuing to be a QPR player for the time being, although it is doubtful that the forward will begin the season at Loftus Road.
Perhaps Brendan Rodgers will now focus on the potential signing of Wilfried Bony, with the Swansea striker thought to be open to a move away from the Liberty Stadium and the forward’s goals last season for the Welsh club suggest he could be an asset for Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren will be unveiled as the latest Reds signing this week, with a £20 million fee agreed between Liverpool and Southampton after the Croatian made it abundantly clear that he no longer wanted to remain at St Mary’s.
Adam Lallana is now set to miss the start of the football season with a knee ligament injury, with Rodgers hoping that he plays a major part in proceedings when fit.
“It was very disappointing – it’s probably going to be four to six weeks,” said Rodgers before Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Olympiakos in Chicago.
“He has looked fantastic in training; it was just a very simple exercise with no pressure. The medical team are looking closely at that at the moment. We’re hopeful that he’ll come back fairly quickly but there’s no rush. He’s a fantastic player, we just need to get him back fit and well because it’s a long season.”