Premier League giants Liverpool have clinched the signing of French international striker Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers for a reported fee of £ 8.5 million.
The Frenchman, signed by Harry Redknapp for London side in December 2013, spent the last season on loan at Premier League side Newcastle United, scoring 14 goals for the Magpies in the league. But his desire to play in the UEFA Champions League always meant that the North East side had no chance of making his loan deal permanent and with Liverpool already selling Luis Suarez for a whopping £ 75 million to Barcelona, they could make a move for the Frenchman.
According to reports on the website williamhill.com, a fee for the player has already been agreed between the two clubs and personal terms between Liverpool and the player has already been agreed. It is also being reported that the player has flown to the United States of America where Liverpool are currently on tour for his medical before joining his new teammates.
Arsenal were also interested in signing the Frenchman with Arsene Wenger wanting to pair him up front with his international teammate Olivier Giroud but that move fell through as Arsenal baulked at the wage demands of the player, ultimately paving the way for his move to Liverpool.
Liverpool has splashed almost £ 90 million already this season having already signed Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, winger Lazar Markovic from Benfica and Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen with deals for several other players said to be in the pipeline but the move for Remy makes the most sense as he will fill the void left by Suarez and will be the perfect foil for Daniel Sturridge as the club looks to capture the same blistering form in front of goal that they showed last season.