According to Sky Sports UK this evening:
* Remy has arrived in the US to undergo a medical, which will take place tomorrow (Wednesday)
* He was due to have a medical today (Tuesday), but it got bumped to Wednesday.
* Liverpool hope to announce the deal on Thursday.
LFC legend Mark Lawrenson is a big fan of Remy, and he's twice urged Brendan Rodgers to sign him. Lawro's latest public plea came in May, when he told the Liverpool Echo:
"Personally, I would take him [Remy] all day long. He would provide a perfect option because he is such a good player"
Remy has an £8m buyout clause in his contract, but it's now claimed that the fee could rise to £11m, which is still a massive bargain for an international, Premier League-proven striker.
Remy's Premier League stats for last season in comparison to Daniel Sturridge:
* LR: 14 goals/3 assists in 25 apps
* DS: 21 goals/7 assists in 29 apps
Passing Accuracy: DS: 79% | LR: 80%
Duels Won: DS: 38% | LR: 39%
Aerial Duels Won: DS: 19% | LR: 40%
Recoveries: DS: 66 | LR: 86
Tackles Won: DS: 60% | LR: 80%
Minutes Per Goal: DS: 108 | LR: 150
Goals/assists: DS: 1 every 1.0 games | LR: 1 every 1.4 games
Chances Created: DS: 29 | LR: 30
Shooting Accuracy: DS: 49% | LR: 49%
Crossing Accuracy: DS: 4% | LR: 24%
The above stats show why £11m is such a bargain for Remy.
* Defensively, Remy is more effective than Sturridge, and that is something that will appeal to Rodgers. With the loss of Suarez's prodigious hassling of players, this will be a timely boost for Liverpool.
* The striker also exceeded Sturridge in several other areas, too (including chance creation/passing accuracy), and achieved this whilst playing fewer games, which is very promising.
I'm not suggesting that Remy is the better player - Sturridge's overall goals/assists record is clearly better, but Remy is in the prime of his career, and if he's given the game time, there's no reason why he can't score 20+ goals for Liverpool next season.
Author: Jaimie K