Remy on Chelsea transfer: ‘I didn’t sign for them in order to sit on the bench’


Loic Remy starred at Queens Park Rangers, and considered one of the more clinical forwards in the Premier League, his sights are set high after signing at Chelsea for a $17 million transfer fee.

“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,” he said to The Mirror. “I know I won’t start out as first-choice striker at Chelsea, but nothing is set in stone. I have my aims.”

When Chelsea came knocking, the 27-year-old Frenchman, who went to QPR in 2013 from Ligue 1 side Marseille, had no doubts, despite the acquisition of Atletico Madrid standout Diego Costa. With the Les OlympiensRemy scored 27 goals in 68 appearances and then notched six goals in 15 caps for Harry Redknapp’s side before going on loan to Newcastle United.

“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,” he said.

“Being at Chelsea is the perfect response to my critics. Many thought I’d fall into obscurity by joining QPR, but look at me now. I always try to make the best decisions for my career. I’ve come a long way from all my problems and that is not down to luck but hard work.”