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Remy could not have failed medical, says Redknapp

London: Harry Redknapp is refusing to believe that Loic Remy’s move to Liverpool collapsed on medical grounds.

Liverpool dramatically pulled out of their 8.5 million move to sign Remy, with the Queens Park Rangers striker understood to have failed a medical. But QPR manager Redknapp insists Remy could not have failed a medical and claims there must be a different reason for Liverpool going cold on the deal.

There have been suggestions that Fabio Borini’s desire to stay at Anfield resulted in Liverpool going cold on 27-year-old Remy.

“It can’t be a medical reason because he (Remy) never failed a medical, I just can’t believe what I’ve read and heard,” said Redknapp.

“That’s not possible, I don’t think. You couldn’t meet a fitter lad. There has to be another reason. “He had a stringent medical here, at Newcastle, at Marseille and for France before the World Cup. He’s never had a problem with his fitness. It’s not fair (to say Remy failed a medical). It must be a breakdown or Liverpool have changed their mind.” It remains to be seen whether another club will come in for Remy, but Redknapp claims he would love the France striker to start the season at Loftus Road.

“He will come back here,” said Redknapp. “I said last year he could get 20 goals in the Premier League.”