Jul 19, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT
Reports out of England suggest Loïc Rémy will be a Liverpool player by the end of next week. The club have agreed to a £8m (~$13.7m) fee with Queens Park Rangers for the striker, although personal terms have yet to be worked out.
And that’s where the trouble may lie. It’s believed Arsenal were priced out of a deal for Rémy, as his wages are estimated to be close to £90,000 a week (~$154,000). However, a release clause in the Frenchman’s contract allows for his low transfer fee, so the Reds may have money available to meet his high wage demands.
Brendan Rodgers is keen that Rémy not be seen as a direct replacement for Luis Suárez, who is, of course, off to Barcelona. Instead, he and Daniel Sturridge will compete for starts, while Liverpool continue to supplement their squad to make up for the loss of Suárez and his 33 goals.
Rémy can, of course, score goals — he netted 14 times in 26 appearances for Newcastle last season. But with Sturridge’s performances last season, is it all that likely he will be ousted as the starting center-forward? It’s possible that they will play alongside each other at times. But it is equally likely that Rémy is being added to provide depth to the squad.
Liverpool, after all, will be stretched by competing in the Champions League in the upcoming season. The additional games, combined with the loss of Suárez, could certainly hurt their pursuit of the Premier League title. But should Rémy pan out, he will be the fifth player to join the Reds this summer, meaning Rodgers is likely well on his way to ensuring that his side is able to hold their own in all competitions.
Mar 29, 2015, 9:40 AM EDT
If Adnan Januzaj wants to make a return to the Belgium squad, he must focus on earning playing time at his club first.
Mar 29, 2015, 8:13 AM EDT
An agreement has reportedly been reached between the current American owner and a domestic ownership group.
Mar 29, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT
Gareth Bale knows what people are saying about his recent play at Real Madrid, but he’s not listening.
Mar 28, 2015, 11:30 PM EDT
Catch up on all the action from Week 4 of the MLS season.
Mar 28, 2015, 10:41 PM EDT
A disappointing result for FCD, given Seattle’s lack of Dempsey and Martins, but a great one considering their early red card.
Mar 28, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT
Three more points for Vancouver, who win it late on Robert Earnshaw’s Whitecaps debut. He scores for everyone.
Mar 28, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT
It was the late, late, late show at RFK Stadium, and despite being thoroughly outplayed, D.C. United go home with three points.
Mar 28, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT
Sporting KC get their first victory of the season, while NYCFC suffer their first defeat of the year — and history.
Mar 28, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT
It wasn’t a great day to be a traditional European giant, but it was a great day to be Gareth Bale and Wales.
Mar 28, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT
A dominant performance — and the three points to match — from the Revs…finally.
Mar 28, 2015, 4:30 PM EDT
Think that MLS playing through int’l windows isn’t a big deal? Let’s ask Orlando City what they think about it.
Mar 28, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
Campbell was capped 73 times, and is England’s second-youngest captain. Clearly he knows that, too.
Mar 28, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT
The Canaries finished in 7th place last season in the Veikkausliiga, Finland’s top-flight.
Mar 28, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT
Should the States’ losses in friendlies represent anything other than a concern at the lack of US youth readiness for the big stage?
Mar 28, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
This likely comes as a surprise to Liverpool fans, as Johnson is widely treated rightly or wrongly as a scapegoat by Reds supporters.
Mar 28, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
Does the embattled USMNT coach have a point? I’m again bracing for the comment section when I say… I think so.
Mar 28, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
The States are 1-4 in their last five matches, all four coming on the road (Colombia, Ireland, Chile and Denmark).
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