Liverpool have agreed a fee in the region of £8.5 million with QPR for the transfer of striker Loic Remy, according to Sky Sports.
In doing so, it is believed that the Merseyside giants have triggered a release clause in the Frenchman’s contract which allows him to converse with Champions League sides, and they now look to be in pole position to sign him.
Fifth summer signing
Remy will become the club’s fifth summer signing, after the arrivals of Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic. The 27-year old will provide some much needed cover in the striking department, following the transfers of Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Iago Aspas (Sevilla – loan) and Fabio Borini (Sunderland).
At just £8.5 million, Remy appears to be a steal given his impressive displays in a loan spell at Newcastle last year. Operating as the main striker, Remy scored 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
He has only played for current club QPR a handful of times, having joined in January 2013 and spending the 2013-14 campaign at Newcastle. However, he was quickly snapped up by manager Harry Redknapp following his impressive profile in French league football.
Remy started his career at Lyon but saw his path to development blocked by prominent forwards such as Milan Baros, John Carew and Sylvain Wiltford to name but a few. He had a loan spell at Lens but it was his time at Nice that started him on the path to fame.
Having joined for a fee around £6.5 million, the biggest transfer in the club’s history, he scored six goals in just seven games. Over a two-year spell, he managed to hit the back of the net an impressive 26 times before being snapped up by Marseille in summer 2010 for a fee of £12.5 million.
After a two and a half year stint at the French side, in which he scored a further 28 league goals, Remy’s Premier League adventure began as he joined QPR. However, his six goals in 14 appearances weren’t enough to save the Hoops from relegation, so he spent the last campaign on loan at Newcastle.
Remy is also a French international, having made 27 appearances for his country and scoring 5 goals.
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