Loic Remy is wasting his career at Chelsea according to Harry Redknapp

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Loic Remy is wasting his career at Chelsea, according to his former manager Harry Redknapp.

The 29-year-old striker had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window, with Leicester City reportedly interested, however, with the window now shut the Frenchman will remain a Chelsea player till the end of the season.

Redknapp first brought Remy to the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers in January 2013 and the outspoken manager is convinced the striker is wasting his considerable talent.


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Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp said: “He’s wasted two years of his career.

"He’s not got in the Chelsea team, he’s been very much a bit-part player.

“He’s a goalscorer and he’s a great finisher. He needs to play somewhere because at the moment he comes on for ten minutes at the end of the game and it’s no use to the boy."

Remy was brought to Stamford Bridge in August 2014, with Chelsea sufficiently impressed by his goalscoring form for both QPR and Newcastle.

However, with manager Jose Mourinho intent on playing summer signing Diego Costa as the sole striker, Remy was restricted to just 19 league appearances last season, as Chelsea swept to the title.

Dogged by a persistent calf injury that has restricted him to just a single league start, Remy has endured a similarly frustrating spell this season.

Costa, meanwhile, has looked rejuvenated under interim manager Guus Hiddink, whilst loan signing Alexandre Pato looks set to restrict Remy's chances even further till the next transfer window.

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