Liverpool Boost As Arsenal Withdraw Striker Interest Over Wage Dispute
Liverpool have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Loic Remy after Arsenal ended their interest in the striker after failing to agree personal terms,
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, the latest on the future of Loic Remy.
Liverpool have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Loic Remy as Arsenal have ended their interest in the striker after failing to agree personal terms, according to reports.
Remy is expected to leave Queens Park Rangers this summer on a permanent basis after making it clear he wants to return to playing Champions League football this season.
The 27-year-old has just enjoyed an excellent season on loan at Newcastle United where he bagged 14 goals in 26 appearances and his impressive form led to interest from the upper echelons of the Premier League with both Arsenal and Liverpool understood to be interested.
Arsenal were considered as the early front-runners for the strikers signature as Arsene Wenger looked to bring in competition for Olivier Giroud up front, and Remy fuelled speculation he was set for a move to north London after being spotted among the crowd at the Gunners final home game of last season.
However, despite Arsenal supposedly agreeing to pay the £8m required to trigger the players buy-out clause for teams competing in the Champions League, the Metro claim that they have walked away from the deal after refusing to match the Frenchman’s £80,000-a-week wage demands.
This news will come as a welcome boost to Liverpool as they will now have a clear run at the strikers signature if Brendan Rodgers decides he’s the man to replace Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.
Obviously Remy won’t be the ‘marquee’ name some fans will be hoping for but he has proven he can score in the Premier League and at £8m, he’d be something of a bargain and Rodgers would have plenty of his budget left over to strengthen other areas of his squad.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will be willing to match Remy’s wage demands but now that Arsenal are seemingly out of the running, they will find themselves in a much stronger bargaining position if they do find themselves at the negotiating table.
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