It’s nearly January, which means a return to the world of transfer rumours. With Palace riding high in the Premier League and in desperate need of a natural goalscorer, it will come as little surprise to see the name of Loic Remy once again linked with us, albeit alongside a host of other clubs.
The Frenchman had been a summer target for Alan Pardew, who worked with him at Newcastle, but the then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho put a stop to any talk of the move, saying that he needed the frontman for the Blues’ title defence.
Evidently, those plans have fallen by the wayside, with Chelsea now languishing in the bottom half of the table, Jose out of a job and Remy still without a great deal of game time since August. In the circumstances, you would guess that a move may now be on the cards, but following the arrival of Hiddink in west London, we may struggle to prise Loic away from Stamford Bridge.
The piece attached above gives the details of which clubs are interested in taking Remy off Chelsea’s hands, painting a picture of his most likely destination when taking everything into account. The man himself is no doubt desperate to play regularly, but if recent events are anything to go by, he may struggle to escape just yet.
He is certainly a proven goalscorer, and after having worked with Pardew on Tyneside, the pair will be well aware of their potential success together at Palace, where pace and width are used constantly as a form of attack. In essence, it looks to be the perfect fit, but for now the final decision tests in the hands of Hiddink and Abramovic, two men who you can never be completely sure of when it comes to logical decision making.