After failing with a deadline day bid for Loic Remy, reports are suggesting that the West London club are planning a fresh offer come January. Roberto Di Matteo is keen to add to his current attacking options and has targeted the French international.
The Blues boss sent a scout to watch Remy in action last weekend for Marseille in their 2-2 draw with oil money rich Paris St Germain.
Last season Remy scored 20 goals in 42 appearances, with six assists and though he is contracted with the French club until 2015, there is no doubt he would jump at the opportunity to play in Premier League. Chelsea have been continuously linked with Athletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, but with a price tag close to £45 million, the Blues may have to look elsewhere. Remy would cost a third of that price at £15 million.
However, with the way Chelsea have been playing at the moment and as they top the table, why would they want to change the way they play to accommodate Remy. Fernando Torres already has six goals to his name this season and is clearly playing with confidence.
It is true that Chelsea have no back-up should Torres get injured but would Remy be happy warming the bench? It seems more likely that Daniel Sturridge may have no future at Stamford Bridge so Di Matteo will need to reinforce. However, Remy may be better off going to a club where he can get regular football, perhaps Tottenham Hotspur.
The North London club have previously expressed their interest in the French striker, and may turn to him in January. Spurs are enjoying life under AVB, but are heavily relying on Jermaine Defoe.
Therefore, I believe that if it’s money and the odd run-out he wants, then Chelsea is the club for Remy. If he is happy to earn less but play on a regular basis, then Remy should consider a club like Spurs. Either way, he is definitely a talent that is enjoyable to watch and hopefully he will be applying his trade in England soon.