Crystal Palace have announced the signing of striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
The France international moves to Selhurst Park after finding opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge.
Palace wrote on Twitter: “#CPFC are delighted to confirm Loic Remy has joined on a season-long loan from @ChelseaFC.”
Chelsea added on their website: “Loic Remy will spend the 2016-17 season on loan across London with Crystal Palace.
“The 29-year-old, who has been a Chelsea player for two years, will play the rest of the current campaign in the Premier League with our south London neighbours.”
Remy has two years remaining on the four-year contract he signed when moving to Chelsea from QPR on August 31, 2014.
He will have 12 months left on his Chelsea deal come the end of the 2016-17 season, so it may be the move can be made permanent if Remy impresses at Palace.
Seven of his 12 Chelsea goals – in a total of 46 appearances – came in the Blues’ 2014-15 Premier League title win. He was also part of the squad which won the 2015 League Cup.
He was unable to dislodge Diego Costa as first choice striker and described being reunited with Palace boss Alan Pardew as “a big opportunity”.
Pardew was Remy’s manager during the 2013-14 season at Newcastle, where the Frenchman scored 14 goals in 27 appearances on loan from QPR.
Remy said on cpfc.co.uk: “This is a very good chance for me and a big opportunity. It was very important to know Alan Pardew as he is a very good manager and I am happy to be here.”
Pardew added: “Loic has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done.
“I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve.
“Loic has international and Champions League experience as well as being a Premier League title winner and is the latest example of the high calibre of players we have brought into the club during this transfer window.”