Chelsea's £10.5m signing slated by son of former manager

Loic Remy

Jamie Redknapp, son of QPR boss Harry, cannot understand why Loic Remy has signed for Chelsea.

New Chelsea signing Loic Remy has been criticised for his choice of club by Jamie Redknapp.

The SkySports pundit is the son of Harry Redknapp, under who Remy played twice this season under QPR.

Redknapp told the channel: "Loic Remy is a player I’ve seen closely at QPR and I just think ‘why would you go to Chelsea at the moment? Where are you going to play?’ He’s not.

“Could he play in the wide positions ahead of Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle and people like that? Absolutely not – and he’s certainly not going to play ahead of Diego Costa. So he’s going there to play in the Capital One Cup and the odd Champions League game here and there."

Remy will however be realistic enough to know that he is not going to be first choice ahead of the £32 million summer addition, who has four goals in his first three Premier League games.

Yet the Frenchman is going to get more games than Redknapp suggests. With back-up for Costa only 36-year-old Didier Drogba, after the sale of Fernando Torres, he was an essential buy for the Blues.

He scored 14 Premier League goals for Newcastle last season, and with Diego Costa's recent history of hamstring injuries, there is a strong chance Remy gets a sustained run in the side.

With Champions League football on offer as well as a potential Premier League medal, compared to a relegation scrap, for Redknapp to question Remy's motivation is a little short-sighted.

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