After a difficult 2015/16 Premier League campaign at Chelsea, both individually and collectively, Loic Remy left the west London club on loan.
The 32-year-old joined Crystal Palace for the 2016/17 season and, despite his struggles at Stamford Bridge, his arrival was still one that got supporters excited.
LOIC LOIC LOIC
— Benj (@Beniesta_) August 30, 2016
good signing that..Remy and Benteke upfront will be a handful
— chris (@chrispd77) August 30, 2016
— GazBod (@gazbod) August 30, 2016
The only correct response to this I think is: Woohoo! Welcome to Palace!
— Martin Hayes (@MartinH4) August 30, 2016
— (@jcpfc1905) August 30, 2016
WEVE SIGNED SOMEONE DECENT
— george (@George98_x) August 30, 2016
welcome to the Palace loïc!!!@
— Tommy A (@taldous123) August 30, 2016
— Tristan (@tristanjt) August 30, 2016
— Rebel73 (@Rebel731) August 30, 2016
And even after that disastrous year with Chelsea prior, it was not hard to understand why.
In his debut campaign for the Blues, Remy impressed, coming up with some big goals for Jose Mourinho’s side as they went on to win the 2014/15 Premier League title.
While before that at Marseille, the Frenchman showed the qualities of a dangerous centre-forward.
Based on that, the Selhurst Park faithful believed he could come good in an environment where he would be getting regular game time.
Unfortunately, though, that simply did not happen. Injuries prevented him from getting the above, making him a pretty useless signing in the end.
He failed to score a single Premier League goal during that loan spell and was a player Crystal Palace supporters probably forgot about as soon as he returned to Chelsea.
Ultimately, Remy turned out to be a very poor addition, one Alan Pardew has to take the blame for after putting so much trust into the striker he had previously managed at Newcastle United.
Now at Lille, one can only wonder where Remy’s career could have gone had it not been for injuries and some regrettable transfers.
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