According to Italian football site Tuttomercatoweb, Crystal Palace are planning on an ambitious move for Chelsea striker Loic Remy over the summer.
The French striker has previously worked with new Eagles boss Alan Pardew at Newcastle, and now, should Palace indeed secure Premier League survival for another year, it sounds as though the former Magpies supremo is keen to reunite with the front man.
Remy’s chances to impress in a Chelsea shirt have been limited to say the least, having been forced to play a supporting role to Diego Costa for most of the season, and with Didier Drogba still on the scene at Stamford Bridge, it seems as though Jose Mourinho would be willing to let Remy leave if he can lure one or two high profile strikers to west London once the season concludes.
Whether or not Remy would be open to a move to SE25 is as of yet unknown, but with the club on the up, he may well see the opportunity to work with Alan Pardew once again as a blessing, as he looks to rediscover the goalscoring touch which made him such a hit at St James’ Park.
For Palace to even be feasibily linked to a player of Remy’s pedigree is an indication of the progress we’ve made in recent seasons, with numerous daily newspapers reporting the story without a hint of scepticism in their tone.
Would you be happy to see the French international pull on a red and blue shirt? I certainly would.
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