All The Details Of The Deal Agreed Between Palace & Chelsea For Loic Remy

0 Posted by - August 24, 2016 - News

According to reports in France, Crystal Palace have agreed a deal for Chelsea striker Loic Remy, adding further firepower to a forward line which had been boosted by the arrival of Christian Benteke last weekend. 

This report offers all the specific details of the offer Crystal Palace have had accepted for the Blues’ French striker. 

Following a six-week saga unfolding over Benteke’s transfer from Liverpool, fans have been keen to find out who Alan Pardew’s second striking target is, given the multitude of names that were being continuously circulated in the press. It’s always difficult to know how much truth there is behind any transfer rumour but for a number of reasons, the speculation linking us with a move for Remy always made a great deal of sense. 

Whilst he has struggled massively for game time over the last 18 months or so, few would argue at Chelsea, QPR or Newcastle (where he made his name on these shores under Pardew’s guidance) that he is capable of scoring goals on a regular basis when given a decent level of service. 

Still only 29, Remy has seen his career wander into relative obscurity since making the move to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014. Despite proving himself to be a more than capable goalscorer, he has made a measly 47 appearances for the West London outfit; a large number of which have come from the substitutes bench. 

Whilst no one should be criticised for harbouring doubts over his match sharpness after so long out of the Premier League’s dazzling glare, a career total of 103 goals in 286 competitive games should more than highlight the man’s obvious knack for finding the back of the net when given a proper platform upon which to perform; something that Alan Pardew, having seen first hand what he is capable of during their time together on Tyneside, should do from the off. 

Following the sale of Dwight Gayle and the summer release of Emmanuel Adebayor, Palace were in desperate need of a strengthened attacking line, but in Christian Benteke and Loic Remy, we will have undoubtedly upgraded the attacking tools that were available to us in May. 

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5 Comments

  • Richard C August 24, 2016 - 7:18 am Reply

    If it’s true, then good business. A quality striker and better to have him on loan than buy at this juncture. I would rather buy a quality central midfielder and winger cover although I don’t want that cheat Ashley Young. I would find it difficult cheering on a player who I have berated so much in the past!

  • Spiceboy August 24, 2016 - 7:22 am Reply

    If this is a done deal and we can get remy match fit then I bow down to palaces transfer dealings. Still would of preferred dunk and a new left back at the club instead of Tomkins but soon as Pardew generally only buys his old players I guess that was a wish too far. A solid team now with benteke and hopefully remy just behind him (when fit) but with MacArthur back I feel a lot more confident in the midfield. Soon Pardew will have no excuses the board have backed him it’s time for results. If we could buy one more player the Everton midfield plesseeeeeee.

  • Mike August 24, 2016 - 7:31 am Reply

    hopefully this will help solve the lack of goal, but we have major problems in both defence and creativity in midfield. I’m concerned that the powers to be at CPFC think our problems are going to solved by more strikers. Current form over last 9 months would suggest that unless at least one quality new defender and midfielder are recruited before deadline then Mr Pardew and his team are on borrowed time in PL

  • Spiceboy August 24, 2016 - 7:39 am Reply

    Agree with Mike on our defence bar Dann & keepers I’m not a huge fan. Midfield however yes we could do with one more but with have caba, mutch & macartur back now as holding and punch & remy to play in hole behind striker so not a disaster there. We should sell ledley & Williams and buy the Everton midfielder to make it truly solid.

  • Mike August 26, 2016 - 6:15 am Reply

    Now Wilf, wants to leave, clearly some dissent at Selhurst just when everyone should be working together. This team is beginning to look like relegation favourites after just two games. Mr Parish is not the right person to handle transfers in or out as he has always found it difficult to persuade players of quality to even consider place, we need a good Director of football who has the right contacts and reputation!

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