Trasnfer news: French striker leaves former Premier League champions to join Las Palmas


French striker Loic Remy has left Chelsea FC and signed for the Spanish club, Las Palmas.

The Spanish club announced that they have signed the player on a two-year deal.

Remy, who still had two years left on his Chelsea contract decided to leave the club due to lack of opportunities and after Chelsea allowed him to leave Stamford Bridge after the club canceled his contract.

Other Premier League clubs such as Everton, Swansea, and Newcastle were all interested in signing him, a move back to his former club Marseille was also in talks but the French player decided to join Las Palmas instead.

The club confirmed his signing on their official website after Remy passed the medical on Thursday in London.

The statement read:

“UD Las Palmas have signed France international defender Loic Remy, who has signed a contract for the next two seasons with the Amarillo club after reaching an agreement with Chelsea.”

It has also been confirmed that the player has already flown from London to Gran Canaria and is already expected to start training with his new team.

Remy will be unveiled as a Las Palmas player on Saturday.

The former Marseille man was picked up by Chelsea three years ago from Chelsea’s London rivals Queens Park Rangers after a successful loan spell at Newcastle.

Chelsea paid a total fee of 10.5 million but Remy struggled to adapt at Stamford Bridge.

Injuries have also been a huge problem for Remy, who made just a total of 32 appearances for the Blues.

The former Lyon striker also had a loan stint at Crystal Palace, but once again his injury woes kept him out of action and he could only make five appearances for Palace, due to an ankle injury.

Remy might prove to be Las Palmas’  main signing in this transfer window and has the chance to prove himself at the club, who recently sold another star player in Kevin Prince Boateng.