Loic Remy would be a bargain for any Premier League club

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The impending loan move of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao to Chelsea means manager Jose Mourinho has to find a space for the Colombian in his squad and will reluctantly relieve Loic Remy of his duties at Stamford Bridge.

With a reported price-tag of £15 million reportedly being placed on the head of the Frenchman, an opportunity exists for another potential Premier League side to grab themselves a bargain. This is an offer not be missed.

The 28-year-old moved to Chelsea last season in an £8.5 million deal from QPR off the back of a successful loan spell spent at Newcastle in which he scored 14 goals in 24 appearances.

However, with Diego Costa in fine form last season, Remy found chances hard to come by and grew increasingly frustrated having to play second fiddle to the tempestuous Spain international.

Restricted to substitute appearances and the rare start whenever Costa's hamstring injury flared up, Remy still managed to find the net nine times last season and averaged a goal every 121 minutes in the Premier League.

Many of his contributions proved to be decisive for Chelsea and were it not for his goals the Blues would have finished seven points shy of the 87 they amassed in the league last season, meaning that Manchester City would have been crowned champions.

Even so, this was not enough to guarantee him an extended run in the team and after only one season with the west London outfit he has signalled his intentions to move in order to attain more first-team football elsewhere.


Aware that he possesses the quality to be a regular starter away from Chelsea, Remy leaves Mourinho with a tough choice to make as he would otherwise prefer to keep hold of him as a reliable back-up option behind Costa.

However, with next summer's European Championships looming, Remy is keen to be selected for the French national team and play in the competition which will be held in his home nation. Well aware that he needs to be playing regularly to maximise his chances of making the cut, this provides Remy with more then enough motivation to make himself a hit elsewhere.

With The Telegraph reporting that Crystal Palace have been put off by the £15 million fee that Chelsea are demanding, it paves the way for a rival club to snap up his signature in what would potentially be the bargain of the summer.

As Napoli state their anyone wishing to sign their striker, Gonazlo Higuain, would have to be prepared to part with £72 million, the fee demanded for Remy is significantly less and thus represents far better value.

Eager to prove his worth once again ahead of next summers European Championships, clubs could do a lot worse then to sign the proven goalscorer. Perhaps even Louis van Gaal may be tempted to make an enquiry.

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