In what seems like one of the most ridiculous loan moves in Premier League history, Chelsea’s Loïc Rémy has arrived back at Stamford Bridge a mere nine after moving across town to Crystal Palace.
Rather than a change on heart by Chelsea, it appears that Rémy has suffered a thigh injury that will keep him out of action for up to two months and has returned to the Pensioners for assessment and treatment.
According to the Guardian, Rémy picked up the injury in training and now the loan deal, which was reportedly a precursor to a permanent move, is in jeopardy of falling through.
The 29-year-old has been dogged by injury in recent seasons, starting only three games for the Blues last term. Following a scan of the forward’s most recent injury, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew couldn’t hide his disappointment.
“It is obviously a blow for the player and for us as a squad.”
“He has just joined us and we were hoping he would play a big part in the team moving forward. He was looking great in training and this was an innocuous injury which can sometimes happen unfortunately.”
Now, with another long spell on the sidelines awaiting the France international, it would appear that both Crystal Palace and Chelsea will be without Rémy until the run-in to Christmas, a frustrating development for a player that earns in excess of £3 million per year.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena