Crystal Palace sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan for the 2016-17 season, with an option to make the move permanent next summer.

The France international, who has been fallen down the pecking order at the west London outfit since the arrival of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille over the summer.

Remy failed to make a single appearance this season under Antonio Conte so far. He joined the Blues in 2014, and will now spend the ongoing campaign at Selhurst Park.

“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,” the 29-year-old told the club’s official website.

Palace manager Alan 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”.

Remy has scored 12 goals in 47 outings during his two years at the Stamford Bridge.

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