Chelsea striker Loic Remy has has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal and becomes Palace’s fifth summer signing of the season.
Remy once again teams up with Alan Pardew under whom Remy enjoyed his best goal-scoring return in Premier League. Back in 2013-14, Remy scored 14 times in 27 games for Newcastle United which was then managed by Alan Pardew.
Remy, 29 was frozen out by Chelsea in last couple of seasons as he failed to get ahead of Diego Costa in the pecking order. Chelsea went ahead and signed Michy Batshuayi earlier this summer which all but signaled the end of Remy’s time at Stamford Bridge.
The enigmatic striker was pleased to join Crystal Palace and finally get to play some football this season. In his first interview with the new club, Remy said: “This is a very good chance for me and a big opportunity. It was very important to know Alan Pardew as he is a very good manager and I am happy to be here.”
Manager Alan Pardew was happy to see Remy’s deal completed in time and added: “Loic has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done.
“I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve.”
Palace have experienced a very poor scoring run in absence of a top quality striker in recent months. Now with Christian Benteke’s and Loic Remy’s signing, The Eagles can once again look to be one of the most dangerous sides in Premier League.
Remy however will have to wait for his debut as due to the ongoing international break, Palace’s next game is on 10th September against Middlesbrough.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will also keep a keen eye on Remy’s form at Selhurst Park as it could eventually decide whether Remy stays at Stamford Bridge next season or leaves the club on permanent basis.