Chelsea striker Loic Remy bemused by collapsed Liverpool move
Chelsea striker Loïc Remy is still unsure why his move to Liverpool collapsed in the summer transfer window
Loic Remy has admitted that he still puzzled over his failed move to Liverpool this summer.
The France international completed a £10.5m move to Chelsea last weekend after being linked with Arsenal and Liverpool during the transfer window.
I did not understand myself. A problem during the medical examination? I do not know
In fact, the 28-year-old was on the brink of move to Merseyside after Liverpool agreed a fee with Queens Park Rangers for the former Marseille man.
However, the Reds cited a failed medical as the chief reason for pulling out of a deal to sign Remy, much to QPR manager Harry Redknapp’s bemusement.
And Remy, who is yet to make his Chelsea debut since quitting Loftus Road, is still unclear why his Liverpool move broke down.
“I did not understand myself. A problem during the medical examination? I do not know. They put it, that must be it,” Remy is quoted as saying.
Remy added that he was happy to remain at QPR beyond the summer despite sealing a move to their London rivals Chelsea.
He added: “In my head, I quite wanted to stay at QPR, but I did not hesitate one second to many reasons, for my room for improvement, for my confidence, in terms of level of demand and Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world. I’m happy to have signed for a club like this.
“I know I’m not going to be the first striker, but nothing is set. I have goals. By signing here, I did not say it was to stay on the sidelines.
“I will try to move up alongside great players. The rest will happen naturally.”