Chelsea Football Club have announced the signing of French international striker Loic Remy from fellow English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers for a total fee of £10.5 million according to the Guardian on August 31, 2014.
With the English transfer window set to close at 6pm Eastern Time on Monday, the Blues were looking to finalize the last of their incoming players this season.
Remy’s arrival marks the third striker signed this summer by manager Jose Mourinho as he has completed retooled his attacking front line with Remy rounding out the new trifecta of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba acquired from Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray. Samuel Eto’o was released and moved to Everton while Fernando Torres was sent on-loan to Italian side AC Milan for the remaining two years of his contract on Friday August 29, 2014.
Last season Remy spent his campaign on-loan from QPR with Premier League side Newcastle United where he scored 14 goals in 26 appearances. Newcastle looked likely to pursue a permanent deal for the player, but his desire for a club in the top four of the league crushed anything that might have been in the plans.
Liverpool had looked set to sign Remy earlier in the summer but the player was said to have failed a medical during the Reds North American tour.
However, it appears all is just right for Chelsea and the rumors that he was an Arsenal target at the death right before his Stamford Bridge swap look false. Remy has signed a four-year deal and will be at Stamford Bridge until 2018.
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