At the beginning of the season, Chelsea striker Loïc Rémy spoke on his decision to stay at the club as a back-up to Diego Costa despite offers from numerous clubs with a guaranteed place in their starting eleven. Five months have gone by since that interview and while Diego Costa seems to be getting back into his goalscoring form in our latest games, Rémy wasn't able to establish himself as a starter over the Spanish striker even when Costa was under a bad spell.
Now, the Newcastle Chronicle reports that Rémy was offered by Chelsea to return to his former club Newcastle United on a loan deal as the Magpies look for alternatives in the market to solve their finishing issues. The club would join Premier League's Aston Villa as well as French side Saint-Étienne as possible suitors for the striker in the current transfer window.
Last week, Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink criticized Aston Villa's boss Remi Garde for comments about a possible Rémy transfer to Aston Villa, claiming that Chelsea would need to keep everyone in the squad as we look to recover from the bad results in the first half of the season. But given Rémy's age as well as the possibility of playing the Euros this summer for one final time, we might see the player pushing for a move out of Stamford Bridge.
Despite having had not too many chances to prove himself this season, Rémy still has good numbers, scoring 3 goals over the 456 minutes he's had on the pitch. And even though his overall game isn't great, he would fit well in a side that needs a reliable goalscorer such as Newcastle.