A very rich football resume. Since his professional debut in 2006, Loïc Rémy has been moving a lot. The striker, born in 1987, has passed through Lyon, Racing Club de Lens, OGC Nice, Olympique de Marseille, Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Las Palmas, and Getafe. In 2018, the native of France made his comeback in his land after going on a long journey. He therefore settled in Lille in July. “LOSC is satisfied and proud to welcome the French international Loïc Rémy from Las Palmas. The 31-year-old forward has initialed a two-season contract that ties him to the Lille club until 2020, “said the northern club at the time.
13 goals in all competitions this season
Arriving for $1.5 million only, the Frenchman was to bring his experience to a fairly young Lille squad. But he paid the price of the competition since the Bamba-Ikoné-Pépé trio outperformed, but also Rafael Leão, who has since left for AC Milan, was often used by their coach Galtier. A coach who called on Loïc Rémy 30 times last year, where he alternated between tenure and coming into play. In total, the player found the nets 7 times all competitions. A mixed record, even if the thirty-something helped his club in high stake matches at the end of the season (4 goals in the last 5 days of League 1). This 2019-20 season, LOSC is still counting on the striker. And it makes him feel good!
In 28 appearances in all competitions, Loïc Rémy has scored 13 goals, including 6 in Ligue 1. At the same stage last year, he was 3 goals scored in February. Involved and applied, the three-color striker is one of the men on the Lille side. Since the start of the 2020 calendar year, he has scored 7 goals in 12 games. He also remains on a double against the TFC last weekend. A match where he was in the oven and the mill, notably succeeding 95% of his passes and winning 75% of his duels. Back in the foreground, the 33-year-old offers himself a second youth, he who recently confessed at a press conference that he had to reinvent himself and that he liked his association with Victor Osimhen.
He will be free this summer
“When I have to play with him at the forefront, I feel a form of complementarity. He is athletic and goes fast. He fights on all the balls. I was going fast (laughs). Less now. I feel comfortable with a second striker. With a certain game intelligence, I manage to create spaces for myself on the move. For the moment, this is a good association. But Victor played more single-handed matches and he did it very well. I spoke with the coach. He told me he had this cutting edge duo in mind. ” Christophe Galtier is full of praise for his player. At the beginning of February, he confided: “Everyone is important. Loïc Rémy shows every day in training that he is available for the group. He also showed it in sections. It’s up to him to maintain his level of efficiency and find an even more important relationship with the 3 in front. Loïc Rémy has a different friendly approach with more humor, finesse with young players. He welcomes them with open arms ”.
The player had mentioned his status as an elder in the group. “I see what the coach means. Benjamin (André) and José (Fonte), when things are not so good, can be motivational leaders. It’s not that I am not. But during specific training sessions, I can tend to mess around. I know how to put things right and when to step back. From my position, I am more likely to rub shoulders with players like Jonathan Bamba or Jonathan Ikoné in the finishing exercises. When there is a relaxation, we try to rectify all that. But we all have a decisive role to play. I am also here to guide young players who are booming. ” A mission that is close to the heart of Loïc Rémy who is coming to a turning point in his Lille adventure. On June 30, he will be at the end of the contract. But that doesn’t seem to really bother him. “ A prolongation? We have not yet planned on this with the leaders. The focus is first on the goals of the club. I don’t want to think about it because it can pollute my mind. We will do it when the time comes. The desire is there. I want to make history in the club. ” Or maybe moving free and coming to help an Inter Miami CF that would greatly benefit from the striker!