The last few days have seen Crystal Palace linked with Chelsea striker Loic Remy on roughly 3,874 occasions, but amidst all of the speculation surrounding the Frenchman’s future, it now looks as though the Blues will be playing hardball over any potential deal.
This piece in The Evening Standard looks into the possibility of Chelsea parting ways with Remy over the next few weeks, detailing exactly what it will take for the former Newcastle man to be reunited with Alan Pardew by the time the transfer window closes.
Palace’s need for a new striker has been on supporters’ minds since August, but after a recent raft of injuries, the desperation for further attacking options in SE25 has gone into overdrive. Having lost Connor Wickham during the win over Stoke, Pardew’s men are now without a single goal in their last three games; having had to use Fraizer Campbell and Marouane Chamakh at the head of the side.
Whilst Wickham only got off the mark in red and blue himself at The Britannia Stadium, his influence on our play was such that we had looked a threat whenever he was leading the line, but without him, things have undoubtedly taken a dramatic turn for the worse.
Remy’s record in front of goal speaks for itself, but if the feature attached above is to be taken seriously, we may struggle to bring him to SE25 in the coming weeks, regardless of the desire for the move from both his and our perspectives.
Watch this space.