Report: Chelsea striker signs with La Liga side after contract terminated
By Aramide Oladipo
Chelsea striker Loic Remy is on the verge of joining La Liga side Las Palmas on deadline day, according to a report.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claims that the 30-year-old has terminated his contract at Stamford Bridge and he has already put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the club from Gran Canaria.
The newspaper reports that the striker will sign for the Spanish side on a free transfer who are understood to be delighted with his upcoming arrival as he can provide quality and experience to the current squad.
The France international has failed to make the desired impact with the Blues since securing a permanent move three years ago.
Remy was sent out on loan to fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace last season but he was hindered by a series of injuries which only saw him involved in eight matches in all competitions.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
The striker looks set to leave West London having contributed with 12 goals in 47 appearances and clinching the Premier League title and the League Cup.
Football Insider verdict
Since Antonio Conte has become the Chelsea manager, Remy has never been given the chance to demonstrate that he can deliver the goods in the first-team and this move looks the best deal for all parties involved. The striker will certainly have a tough task in Spain as Las Palmas have endured a tough start and they currently sit at the foot of the La Liga table. However, Remy will be able to test himself against Europe’s best on a weekly basis and potential become firm favourite with the Las Palmas supporters. It’s a decent deal for the Blues as they are able to offload a player who has suffered with injuries throughout his spell at the club.
In other Chelsea news, the club have been handed a huge injury boost as winger is called up for international duty.