Exclusive – Liverpool legend: Selling Borini and bringing in Remy a great move by Rodgers

first_imgSteve Nicol believes Liverpool will have pulled off a terrific piece of business if they offload Fabio Borini and sign Loic Remy for a smaller fee.The Reds have agreed to sell Borini to Sunderland for around £14million and are close to landing Remy from QPR in an £8.5million deal.Remy, 27, enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Newcastle last season and, speaking on Extra Time, former Anfield ace Nicol said: “It is a great piece of business.“Liverpool are getting rid of a player who’s not going to play and getting someone who has scored 14 goals in 26 games for Newcastle. You would like to think he is guaranteed to get more chances when he plays for Liverpool.“He [Remy] has shown he knows where the net is. He is also a proven goalscorer in the Premier League. That is what is great about it.”And Nicol insists Remy should be not viewed as an underwhelming replacement for Luis Suarez.“We would all love to see Liverpool spend another £20-£30 million but there are not many [of those players] available and it is just not Liverpool’s transfer policy,” he continued.“When you sign a player who is proven, particularly when it comes to putting the ball in the back of net, that is a good thing.”Should he complete his switch to Loftus Road, Remy will become the Reds’ fifth signing of the summer, following deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.Nicol has been impressed by the business Brendan Rodgers has done so far this summer, with two of the new arrivals particularly catching his eye.“I think they have done pretty well. I’m excited about Can and Markovic,” he said.“They look like the type of players Brendan Rodgers wants to have. They look to go forward, they like to play at pace. That is where Liverpool killed teams last season. The pace of their attack, and the way they played, really wore teams down and caught them on the hop.“I think those two guys will be great signings.”last_img read more

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