Loic Remy explains Chelsea switch

Loic Remy

Loic Remy completed a move from Queens Park Rangers to Chelsea in the summer.

The 27-year old Frenchman completed a £10.5 million switch to Stamford Bridge during the final days of the transfer window, becoming the fifth arrival in West London this summer - three of whom are forwards.

Despite agreeing to the deal and signing terms at the Blues' Cobham training ground on August 31, Remy immediately left the country to join up with his French international teammates. He won his 28th cap for his country over the international break, scoring a late winner against a Spain team comprising of new teammates Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Remy returned to London in midweek, and was finally able to meet his Chelsea teammates and take part in his first training session ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge. The game comes at a perfect time for the former QPR man, who will likely make his debut for the Blues with Diego Costa racing to return to full fitness.

Speaking to the official Chelsea website, Remy said: "I feel very good. It’s exciting, of course. I signed on the Sunday and then I had to go to the national team so didn’t have time to train here, so now I am happy to join the group and there is very good quality in this team. I really hope we will win the title this year, it’s very important for everyone and we will all work hard for that."

The Frenchman was all set to join Premier League rivals Liverpool earlier in the summer transfer window, before a move fell through. But Remy believes that joining Chelsea represents a perfect career move - with Champions League football firmly on the agenda.

"I wanted to join a club playing in the Champions League," he continued. "For me it was a good opportunity to come here, I am very proud and can’t wait to play a Champions League game, but we have a tough game on Saturday against Swansea and I also can’t wait to play in front of the fans."

Following the visit of Swansea, Remy will be hoping to get his first taste of Champions League action with Chelsea next week, with Bundesliga side Schalke traveling to West London for the opening game of Group G.

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