Liverpool Transfer News: Loic Remy Terms Revealed, Divock Origi Setback

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2014

Newcastle United's Loic Remy celebrates his goal  during their English Premier League soccer match against Cardiff City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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Liverpool are reportedly close to agreeing the signing of QPR striker Loic Remy as the Reds look to fill the gap left by Luis Suarez after his £75 million move to Barcelona.

The Frenchman has long been linked with a move to Anfield and Chisanga Malata of the Daily Star relays the reported terms of his move:

QPR striker Loic Remy has agreed a four-year deal with Liverpool. According to reports, the France striker agreed an £80-000-a-week deal with the Reds after passing a medical in Boston yesterday.

The Reds are set to pay the Hoops £8.5m for Remy, who scored 14 goals last season whilst on loan at Newcastle.

Remy's arrival at Anfield would mark Reds boss Brendan Rodgers' sixth signing of a busy summer—and second up front after bringing in Rickie Lambert—as he prepares his squad for the Champions League in 2014-15.

PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - JULY 19: Rickie Lambert of Liverpool gestures during the pre season friendly match between Preston North End and Liverpool at Deepdale on July 19, 2014 in Preston, Lancashire.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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The French international should fit well into the Northern Irishman's set-up, as his pace and movement will complement the likes of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge well. 

Equally, his goalscoring knack will be vital, as Suarez's 31 Premier League goals last season were key in Liverpool's second-place finish.

Another forward man long-rumoured for a Liverpool switch is Belgian 19-year-old Divock Origi, but the Reds may now miss out on his signature after Atletico Madrid entered the race, per Marca via 101 Great Goals:

The Lille youngster, valued at £10 million, impressed at the World Cup in Brazil as Belgium reached the quarter-finals and looks a great prospect.

However, if Marca is to be believed, Liverpool now face competition from the La Liga champions and may rue not snapping Origi up sooner having been linked with him for some time, per Kristian Walsh in the Liverpool Echo.

The striker may yet end up at Liverpool as the Reds are still eager to carry on their summer business, per the Daily Mail's Dominic King:

Indeed, if the Reds are to properly compete on both domestic and European fronts, they need added depth despite an already busy summer window.

Most importantly they need added strength at the back and the signings of Remy and Origi would allow Rodgers to move on to his defence, having put together a strong attacking unit.