There’s been a mixed response from Liverpool fans on social media on Sunday afternoon following the news that the Reds’ move for Loic Remy is off.
French international Remy is reported to have failed his medical in the USA ahead the USA of the proposed £8.5 million move from QPR due to a heart condition.
The news is yet to be confirmed by club or player, though many media outlets on both sides of the pond are reporting the news.
BBC Sport‘s Ben Smith writes:
They had planned to give Remy the number seven shirt and he had waited in the US for the best part of a week for the deal to be confirmed. The move will not be resurrected and Remy now faces the prospect of a return to QPR.
The collapse of the deal has provoked reactions of disappointment and confusion amongst some fans:
So people in a tizz because we pulled out of signing a player many of those same people didn't want? Sorted.
— Stephen Davies (@stevedaviesseo) July 27, 2014
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) July 27, 2014
Remy is no great loss. We can do better. Still think we're lacking in 3-4 positions.
— Steve McVeigh ??? (@BoxingScience1) July 27, 2014
Liverpool may now look back to the transfer market for an alternative striker, with some fans speculating that French forward Alexandre Lacazette will become Brendan Rodgers’ new target.
I'd think we'll most likely go back in for Bony, but if we want someone similar to Remy then Lacazette, Son & Auba would fit that profile.
— MB (@MrBoywunder) July 27, 2014
I'm probably not the only one to have suggested Lacazette but like I was saying a few weeks back before the Remy & Bony talk,he'd be perfect
— Jason Roberts (@Ja5onRoberts) July 27, 2014
Whilst some believe Rodgers will look again to Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony:
Imagine the possible joint goal celebrations between Sturridge & Bony. I need some of that at LFC.
— Hari Sethi (@Hari_Sethi) July 27, 2014
I'd actually like to see us sign Bony, I like him
— corner taken quickly (@ThoseScouseLads) July 27, 2014
Think Lfc need another striker but looks like the Lovren deal will be done in the next 24 hours thought he was excellent for Southampton.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) July 27, 2014