x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Loic Remy completes move from Queens Park Rangers to Chelsea

France international makes the move to Stamford Bridge.

Queens Park Rangers stiker Loic Remy is moving to Chelsea. Reuters
Queens Park Rangers stiker Loic Remy is moving to Chelsea. Reuters

Striker Loic Remy has joined Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers on a four-year deal, the two clubs have announced.

Remy becomes a Chelsea player after they activated a release clause in the France international’s contract.

He arrives at Stamford Bridge as Fernando Torres departs, with the Spain frontman having gone to Italy to join AC Milan on a two-year loan.

Remy said on www.chelseafc.com: “I feel very happy and very proud.

“When I heard Chelsea wanted to sign me I said ‘let’s go’ straight away because they are one of the best clubs in the world.

“I remember the amazing atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when I played there for Marseille and I can’t wait to play for the first time in front of my new fans.”

It is understood Chelsea, triggering the release clause, are paying £10.5million (Dh64m) for Remy, who had looked set to join Liverpool earlier this summer.

The proposed switch to Anfield broke down following a medical, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said of the 27-year-old player on Saturday: ‘’The information we have from specialists in different areas is he doesn’t have a problem to play football.”