Why Loic Remy is the best option for Crystal Palace

Loic Remy celebrates after scoring the first goal for Chelsea

It's been an on going issue all summer for Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace but is Loic Remy the perfect fit for Palace?

Loic Remy celebrates after scoring the first goal for ChelseaLoic Remy celebrates after scoring the first goal for Chelsea

Chelsea forward Loic Remy is reportedly open to a move to Selhurst Park this summer as it will allow him to remain in London. 

Crystal Palace have failed in their pursuit to find a forward so far in the transfer window, with Saido Berahino and Christina Benteke bids being rejected. 

Easy deal 

The Remy route for one could be a slightly easier process to get over the line, with West Brom reluctant to sell Berahino and Liverpool want to recoup the £32.5m fee they paid for the Belgian last summer. 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to get rid of some of the deadwood at the club and Remy is considered in that category. With the club looking to seal a deal to get another striker in at the club - Romelu Lukaku has been heavily linked with a return - the Frenchman has probably realised that his services are not needed any more. 

The need for Palace to get a forward is alarming. The Eagles only have two recognised strikers in Connor Wickham and Fraizer Campbell, but neither have a prolific goalscoring record in the top flight. 

Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham in action with Manchester United's Chris SmallingCrystal Palace's Connor Wickham in action with Manchester United's Chris Smalling

Remy will be cheaper

With West Brom and Liverpool wanting around £25m and £32.5m respectively, Remy is likely to be a far cheaper option. The Frenchman turns 30 midway through this season and has lost value since joining Chelsea after only making 32 appearances in three seasons, with only nine starts.  

Benteke and Berahino both had disappointing seasons last term, and paying such big fees could be a risk for Pardew and Palace.

Chelsea's John Terry sat on the bench after being substituted at half time as John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Loic Remy and Willian look onChelsea's John Terry sat on the bench after being substituted at half time as John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Loic Remy and Willian look on

Still a proven goalscorer

Despite not featuring as much as he would have anticipated, the forward is still a proven goalscorer in the league after spells at Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United

Remy helped Rangers stay up after a move in January 2013 scoring six goals in 14 games, and during his time in the North East with Newcastle he scored 14 times in 26 appearances.

A point to prove

His spell at Chelsea has no doubt been unsuccessful and with many writing the forward off it could be the perfect chance for him to show he still has something to give.

He's been frustrated with the lack of game time at Stamford Bridge with former managers Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink reluctant to play the forward.

At the age of 29, he is certainly not getting younger but he has all the experience to guide Palace further up the table this time round after a disappointing second half to last campaign. With the likes of Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend supplying him, he will undoubtedly get chances to find the net. 

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