Having had a bit-part role at Chelsea since his arrival in 2014, Loic Remy could be set for a Stamford Bridge departure before Transfer Deadline Day.
With limited opportunities set to continue following Chelsea’s capture of Michy Batshuayi, it appears that Remy may no longer be prepared to settle for a season of limited opportunity – with a number of clubs reportedly interested.
According to Sky Sports, West Ham are currently leading the chase for the nomadic forward, with Slaven Bilic’s side reportedly keen on a loan move.
With West Ham’s striking trio of Andre Ayew, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho all currently out with long-term injuries, Bilic is seemingly keen to ensure that the Hammers do not suffer from a lack of firepower this season.
It is easy to forget just how prolific Loic Remy actually is, with his limited opportunities with the Blues reducing his goal tally each year.
In reality, the French forward has a remarkably good goalscoring record with Chelsea considering the time he has spent on the pitch over the last few years.
Working out at roughly a goal per 95 minutes, Remy’s goalscoring record speaks for itself.
His last full season, unmarred by injury, was in the year prior whilst with Newcastle United.
In just 24 Premier League starts, Remy managed to bag an impressive 14 league goals, playing a large part in Newcastle’s eventual 10th place finish in the league.
After a full pre-season, Loic Remy now looks back to full fitness and ready for a season of Premier League football.
If Slaven Bilic can keep him fit this year he could prove deadly in the absence of West Ham’s primary forwards.
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