Remy joins Palace on loan

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Remy played under Palace boss Alan Pardew when the pair were at Newcastle during the 2013/14 season, with the French forward scoring 14 goals in 27 games.

Remy, who has won 31 France caps, arrived in English football with Queens Park Rangers in January 2013 after playing for Lyon, Lens, Nice and Marseille in his homeland.

After his successful loan at Newcastle, he was signed by Chelsea in September 2014 and he scored 12 goals in 47 games for the Blues.

Remy, 29, told Crystal Palace’s official website, “This is a very good chance for me and a big opportunity. It was very important to know Alan Pardew as he is a very good manager and I am happy to be here.”

Pardew said, “Loic has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done.

“I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve.

“Loic has international and Champions League experience as well as being a Premier League title winner and is the latest example of the high calibre of players we have brought into the club during this transfer window.”

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