New Chelsea signing Loic Remy has spoken of his delight at joining the Stamford Bridge side this summer, after completing a move from London rivals Queens Park Rangers last month.
It had looked as though Remy was set to remain at Loftus Road after a frustrating summer for the Frenchman, having seen a move to Liverpool fall through over apparent problems with his medical.
However, a move away from the club finally materialised after Jose Mourinho triggered the forward’s release clause, and the former Newcastle loanee was delighted at the prospect of playing for his new club.
“Being at Chelsea is the perfect response to my critics,” Remy is quoted as saying in The People. “Many thought I’d fall into obscurity by joining QPR, but look at me now.”
“When the chance comes up to join a club like Chelsea you can’t say no. The deal was done late in the evening. I was prepared to stay at QPR but I didn’t hesitate for a second when Chelsea came along.”
Remy joins other new recruit Diego Costa as the club’s striking options, but Remy knows that he’ll have to compete for a place this season.
“I know I won’t start out as first-choice striker at Chelsea, but nothing is set in stone. I have my aims.
“I didn’t sign for them in order to sit on the bench. I will try to improve as much as I can alongside their great players, and the rest will happen naturally.”
Written by Matthew Derrig