Chelsea striker Loic Remy has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with reported interest from Southampton and Watford.
The Frenchman has seen his career go somewhat downhill in the past few seasons, after his highly anticipated move from Marseille to Queens Park Rangers. After suffering relegation at Loftus Road, Remy remained in the Premier League and signed a loan deal with Newcastle United.
After a relatively good spell in the North-East, he was snapped up by Premier League giants Chelsea, where his career has all but faltered. Remy has played 32 times for Chelsea since his signing in 2014, scoring 8 goals, including one against Swansea on his debut.
He spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Crystal Palace, but an injury stricken period limited his playing chances, and 5 appearances later, he returned to The Bridge.
But now their is reportedly some fresh interest for the 30-year-old, with Premier League duo Watford and Southampton reportedly keen on a deal.
Southampton & WATFORD CRAVING A PROVEN GOAL SCORER
Southampton have been short of goals recently, despite having one of the highest chance creativity rates in the league. Top scorer Charlie Austin was ruled out for the second half of the season with an injury.
January brought the arrival of Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini, who’s impact was just what Saints needed. 5 goals in his first 3 games for the South Coast side gave a glowing impression, but the goals soon dried up for the forward, in what was a rather frustrating period under Claude Puel.
Watford have been feeling the same sort of pain, with Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo causing Premier League defences havoc in the 2015/16 season, the Hornets had hoped to push on this time around. But after an Ighalo departure to the money-fields of China, Deeney was left without support from a fellow goal scorer. Stefano Okaka came in and did all he could, but Watford struggled to find the back of the net last season.
Remy’s arrival at either of these two sides should guarantee goals, with his prowess in front of goal evident. But if either of these two sides are to pursue a deal for the Frenchman, former club Marseille, who are also reportedly interested, will provide some stiff competition for his signature.