Under used striker Loïc Rémy may be on his way out of Chelsea. The former Newcastle United striker is reported to have been courted by his former manager Alan Pardew to join him at his new club Crystal Palace.
According to a Daily Star exclusive, Pardew is keen to add his former player to give his Eagles side a more killer instinct in front of goal. And with playing time a rarity at Chelsea for the Frenchman, the move could be the perfect opportunity.
Before being brought to Chelsea by Jose Mourinho, Rémy was a goal-scoring machine. On loan at Newcastle during the 2013/2014 season Rémy scored 14 goals under Pardew.
In the season before that the Frenchman netted another six goals in 14 appearances after moving to Premier League side Queens Park Rangers from French side Marseille in that season's January transfer window.
With such a goalscoring record big things were expected when the big 6ft forward signed for Chelsea. However, since his move the French striker has not been given regular performances.
Rémy is clearly behind Diego Costa in the striker pecking order, and even faces competition from Chelsea legend Didier Drogba for playing time at the moment.
Combined with Mourinho's seemingly disinterest in rotating the squad, Rémy has made only seven starts for the Blues in all competitions.
Most of his starts came off the back of a three-game suspension to Costa, who was adjudged to have stomped on Liverpool's Emre Can in the League Cup semi-final.
Palace is Perfect
Moving to Palace would likely give Rémy the playing time he craves. Palace's current options upfront have been doing reasonably well, with Dwight Gayle leading the way with 10 goals this campaign.
But, a natural finisher like Rémy would add that clinical edge to Palace's game. An edge that could steal enough points for the eagles to push up the table.
Crystal Palace fans: Do you think Alan Pardew should sign Loïc Rémy in the summer? Or, are you happy with your current strikers? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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