Liverpool Forced To Pull Out Of ‘Done Deal’ Due To Medical Concerns

By on July 27, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool’s move for Loic Remy has collapsed.


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Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow with the club forced to pull out of a move for Loic Remy due to concerns over his medical results, according to reports.

Remy flew over to Boston late last week to link up with the Liverpool squad on their pre-season tour of America and undergo his medical after the Reds had triggered the £8.5m buy-out clause in his Queens Park Rangers contract.

Widespread reports over the past couple of days have claimed that the move was a ‘done deal’ after the 27-year-old had agreed a four-year contract and had supposedly passed his medical examinations.

Speculation on Saturday suggested the deal was being held up by paperwork issues. However, in a late twist, reports have emerged this afternoon claiming that Liverpool have in fact pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour due to concerns over the strikers knee and heart.

While Anfield sources are refusing to confirm the reason the move has collapsed, the Liverpool Echo state that Liverpool have pulled the plug on the deal after seeking a second opinion over issues brought up in the players medical.

The newspaper suggests that there is no chance the Remy deal will be resurrected and manager Brendan Rodgers is now expected to step up his interest in other striker targets.

Obviously this news will come as a huge blow to the club as Remy was seen as a bargain buy at just £8.5m as he was a versatile attacker who could play through the middle of out wide, and was proven in the Premier League after scoring 14 goals in 26 games for Newcastle last season.

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It’s not going to be easy for Rodgers to find a player that ticks so many boxes for under £10m, but luckily for the Northern Irishman he still has plenty of funds in reserve and time remaining to identify another target and try and thrash out a deal to bring him to Anfield before the season kicks off in three weeks time.

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