Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Loic Remy from Chelsea on a season-long loan.
The striker played under Alan Pardew at Newcastle United during the 2013/14 season where he hit 14 goals in 27 appearances and becomes the Eagles’ fifth signing of the summer.Capped 31 times by France, Remy has represented Lyon, Lens, Nice and Marseille in his homeland, winning two French Cups with the latter, before arriving in England with Queens Park Rangers in January 2013.
After a successful stint on loan at the Magpies he was signed by Chelsea from QPR in September 2014. He has scored 12 times for the Blues in 47 appearances and lifted the Premier League and League Cup during his first season at Stamford Bridge.Speaking about his move, the 29-year-old 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.”
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After being reunited with the striker, Pardew 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. Loic has international and Champions League experience as well as being a Premier League title winner and is the latest example of the high calibre of players we have brought into the club during this transfer window.”