OLYMPIQUE Marseille have announced the €15.5 million capture of Loic Remy from Nice on a five-year deal.
Terms were agreed upon by the two parties last week but the deal was put on ice whilst Remy underwent medical examinations at Marseille after a routine medical showed that he suffered from a heart problem although L’OM’s club doctor Christophe Baudot has since cleared the 23-year-old striker to continue playing.
Remy found himself linked with a clutch of Premier League sides over the summer with Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and Stoke all said to be keen on procuring his services (he was even shown around Stoke’s training facilities in July), but he has instead chosen to remain in France.
Marseille manager Didier Deschamps said of the move;
“I am happy that Loic Remy is able to join us and brings us all his potential,” said Deschamps. He is a young international with big potential, lots of different qualities and there is a plenty of room for improvement.
He can play anywhere up front. I am expecting him to do well and score goals. He has pace and power and is a real danger for opposition defenders.”
So there you go.