Chelsea boss Mourinho dubs his new striker 'perfect'

Loic Remy

Jose Mourinho is pleased to have Loic Remy at the club.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of having three front-line strikers at his club. This summer they had plenty on the books but they soon saw those numbers dwindle.

Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku are now at Everton and Fernando Torres forced a move to AC Milan on loan as the Transfer Window dwindled.

They have of course made additions. They signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid in a £32 million deal. They also brought home their club legend Didier Drogba from Galatasaray.

However, when Torres left, it left a gap in the Chelsea team that Jose Mourinho needed to fill.

And fill it he did.

Loic Remy saw a move to Liverpool collapse this summer and interest from Arsenal never seemed to get off the ground. It was looking as if the striker was destined to be stuck at QPR for another season.

But Chelsea then swooped in and snapped him up for a fee of £10.5 million, his release clause at the West London rivals.

And Mourinho has spoken about the move, insisting that Remy is the perfect option as his number three:

"We think we did our business well. I think I did my part well by analysing the situation at a very early stage, which was during last season. After that my club did an amazing job with the way they dealt with the situation, securing the players we believe are the right ones. Remy was almost on the last day but that was just a consequence of Fernando moving to AC Milan, a reaction to an unexpected situation. But, even so, the club was ready to give us a striker we like and that we believe is perfect to be one of our three."

Remy may get a chance to make his debut for the club this weekend with Diego Costa potentially missing with hamstring problems.

He therefore might get the chance to show just how perfect he is against Swansea City.

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