Chelsea have confirmed that striker Loic Remy has joined Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season after two unsuccessful years at Stamford Bridge.
The 29-year-old joined the club in August 2014, and has gone on to score just 12 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions, although he did help the Blues to a domestic double in his first season in west London.
However, he won’t be adding to that scoring tally any time soon, as he will join up with Alan Pardew’s men and hope to get back to playing regular football and scoring goals.
As confirmed on Palace’s official Twitter page, the Frenchman has now moved on to Selhurst Park, leaving Antonio Conte with a possible headache.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 30, 2016
While the Italian wouldn’t have signed off on the deal unless he was happy with his options, it does leave him light up front with Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi as his only senior and natural strikers.
Others will be expected to step in and the former Juventus boss may have something else lined up before the deadline, but he must be happy with what is at his disposal.
As for Remy, after impressing in France during spells with the likes of Nice and Marseille, he enjoyed an impressive year on loan at Newcastle United in 2013 where he scored 14 league goals in 26 outings.
Since then, he has made just 32 appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League. Along with fellow new signing Christian Benteke though, he’ll now hope to contribute to the Eagles’ push up the table after the international break with Pardew’s men picking up just one point from their opening three games.