Saturday 1 November 2014

Redknapp: Remy did not fail Liverpool medical

Published 28/07/2014 | 14:47

Harry Redknapp says that Loic Remy could not have failed a medical at Liverpool
Harry Redknapp says that Loic Remy could not have failed a medical at Liverpool

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is adamant that star striker Loic Remy did not fail his medical at Liverpool and that there is another reason for the collapse of his proposed move to Anfield.

The French striker looked set to complete his £8.5m Merseyside move but the deal was understood to have broken down over fears surrounding the player’s medical record.

Redknapp however has dismissed the medical as the reason for Remy failing to join the Reds.

“It can't be a medical reason because he (Rémy) never failed a medical, I just can’t believe what I’ve read and heard,” said Redknapp.

 “That's not possible, I don't think. You couldn't meet a fitter lad. There has to be another reason.

“He had a stringent medical here, at Newcastle, at Marseille and for France before the World Cup. He’s never had a problem with his fitness.

“It's not fair (to say Rémy failed a medical). It must be a breakdown or Liverpool have changed their mind.”

Redknapp confirmed that the player will be returning to the club after his sdeason-long loan at Newcastle last season.

“I said last year he could get 20 goals in the Premier League. That’s what we need him to do for us and if he does we'll be delighted. He's capable of that. From a selfish point of view, I've got a great striker back here.”

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