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Remy moves on

Loic Remy has today joined Las Palmas in a permanent deal.

The French forward leaves Chelsea a Premier League and League Cup winner. In total, he made 47 appearances for the Blues and scored 12 goals.

Remy played an important role in our hugely successful 2014/15 campaign, more often than not from the bench. Most notably, he netted the decisive goals in crucial league victories over Hull and Stoke during the run-in, also scoring in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City earlier in the season as we kept our nearest title challengers at arm’s length.

A debut scorer against Swansea having joined from QPR in August 2014, Remy finished his first season in this part of west London with a brace against Sunderland as we lifted the Premier League title for the first time in five years.

His second season was one of stops and starts with injuries consistently hampering his playing time, though he did score fine goals in consecutive away League Cup ties at Walsall and Stoke. He spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and now heads to Spain, where the transfer window closes today, for a fresh challenge in a career in which he has amassed 31 international caps for France.

A popular member of the dressing room and a player who will always have a place in our history books for his contribution during the 2014/15 season, we thank Loic for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.

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