Anfield outfit make move for French international.
Skysports.com can confirm Liverpool have made a move to sign French striker Loic Remy from under the noses of West Ham and Tottenham.
New Reds boss Roy Hodgson has entered the race for the Nice ace and is hoping to beat his Premier League rivals to the forward’s signature.
Remy is regarded as one of the best young strikers in Europe after impressing at Nice over the last few seasons.
The 23-year-old, who has been likened to Thierry Henry, scored 16 goals for Nice last season and has broken into the France national team.
West Ham had been leading the chase for Remy after making a couple of sizeable offers for the striker, but they were unable to agree a fee with Nice.
However, they could now lose out on Remy with Liverpool firming up their interest in the player with a bid.
Liverpool’s technical director Eduardo Macia is believed to have been tracking Remy for five years and he has recommended Hodgson make a move for the pacy hit-man.
Liverpool’s financial director Philip Nash is believed to have raised the funds to enable the club to make their move as they look to win the race for the in-demand Frenchman.
Remy’s agent, Frederic Guerra, has admitted he has spoken to Liverpool about a possible move and that Remy would be keen on a switch to Anfield.
“Yes, Liverpool are interested in Loic and Loic is interested in Liverpool,” Guerra told skysports.com.
“There has also been interest from West Ham and Tottenham and it is now up to Nice.
“Loic has always said he is keen to play in England and Liverpool are a massive club.
“I believe if Loic comes to England he will be a massive success.
“He is like Thierry Henry, but I believe if he comes to England he could be even better than Henry.
“He is a sensational player, he is very strong, very quick and two-footed. He is the complete player and Liverpool would love him.” (Sky Sports)
Loic Remy is supposed to be a hot prospect but is yet to really get his career on a higher plain but after two consistent seasons at Nice the 23 year old French striker is looking for a move to the Premier League and apparently Liverpool have made a bid for the former Lens and Lyon man.
Now a full French international Roy Hodgson must rate the powerfully built forward highly and perhaps he sees Remy as a potential solution to a lack of attacking options at the club. Fernando Torres has been weighed down with the burden of being the primary source of goals ever since he arrived and the new Liverpool boss is keen to correct this.
Milan Jovanovic has arrived on a free deal from Standard Liege and David Ngog is apparently being linked with a loan move away for the coming season and is probably still not ready for more than a cameo role coming off the bench at Anfield.
Remy has a good turn of pace and is strong and is looking to force his way into the Laurent Blanc’s national team set up and could well do well in the Premier League.