Nicol excited by two Liverpool signings, says Remy would be good business

Loic Remy

Steve Nicol has had his say on Liverpool's summer transfer dealings, with Loic Remy expected to arrive and Fabio Borini expected to depart.

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has said he is excited about some of the club's signings this summer, and has said potentially bringing in Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers whilst offloading Fabio Borini demonstrates good business from the Reds.

Remy is likely to sign this week for a fee believed to be around £8 million, whilst Liverpool have agreed a £14 million fee with Sunderland for the sale of Borini.

Nicol told TalkSport: “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.

“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.”

Certainly in terms of figures, Liverpool are making a decent profit and are probably getting a lot more for their money. 

Borini may have been impressive last season at Sunderland, but his scoring record isn't as good as Remy's, who also represented France at this summer's World Cup. Not only that, but Remy is a player of Champions League experience, who probably still has his best years ahead of him.

Nicol also highlighted Emre Can and Lazar Markovic as two signings he was satisfied with during the window so far.

He added: “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."

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