Harry Redknapp denies Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

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Harry Redknapp has claimed their is no way that Loic Remy could have failed a medical at Liverpool and claims there must be another reason for the transfer falling through.

The Queens Park Rangers striker was set to complete a medical and join up with the sides US tour, but Liverpool announced the French International had failed a medical and the transfer was off.

Despite Liverpool's claims, Redknapp believes there is no issue with Remy's fitness and there must be a different reason for the collapse of the deal.

Fully Fit

Speaking at the unveiling of new signing Rio Ferdinand, the QPR boss said: "I don't see how he has failed a medical. It doesn't make sense. I don’t see how he has failed a medical. It doesn’t make sense,’ said the R’s boss at the unveiling of new signing Rio Ferdinand on Monday.

"He had a stringent medical here, one at Marseille, one at Newcastle and one with France before the World Cup. He’s never had a problem with his fitness. You could not meet a fitter lad. There can’t be any issue with his fitness.

"I can’t see a medical reason. There must be other reasons. That (failing medical) is not possible. There has to be another reason.

"He has never failed a medical before. He’s never had a problem and didn’t miss a game at Newcastle (where he spent last season on loan). They must have changed their mind or decided to go in another direction."

Loftus Road return

It is now likely that Remy will return to QPR, something Redknapp will be overwhelmed about after initially stating he wanted to hold on to the forward.

"He will come back here," he said. "Their loss is our gain. I have got a fantastic striker capable of scoring 20 goals in the Premier League.

"We need him now to come in here and get 20 goals. So from a selfish point of view I have got a great striker.

"If he is here we will be delighted to have him back."


This isn't the first time Remy has failed a medical, and a look at his history may explain why he failed his medical at Liverpool.

When Remy was making the switch from OGC Nice to Marsielle in 2010, he initially failed his medical due to a heart defect that was shown up during the tests.

The medical staff at Marsielle then did further tests done and consulting heart specialist who came to the conclusion that Remy was fit to play sport at a high level.

Since then Remy has had no further problems with the defect and has never missed a game due to anything linked with the condition.

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