France international striker Loic Remy has joined Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers on a four-year contract, the two Premier League clubs announced.
The announcement came a day after Chelsea reportedly triggered a ￡10.5m release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract, prompting him to withdraw from QPR’s squad to face Sunderland.
"I feel very happy and very proud," said Remy, who was pictured on the Chelsea website posing with a club shirt. "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."
Remy has been signed to replace Fernando Torres, who has joined AC Milan from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal,buy FIFA 15 coins, and to provide competition for fellow strikers Diego Costa and Didier Drogba. Arsenal were also reported to have made a late move for the former Lyon and Marseille forward, but it was Chelsea who secured his signature.
"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," Remy added.