New twist in the Loïc Rémy case in Lille. Twice, publicly, Christophe Galtier had communicated on the ability of his center-forward at the end of the contract on Tuesday, to extend in the North for two more seasons. Last Friday, the LOSC coach had even assured that his striker would be good this week at Domaine de Luchin and the 2020-2021 adventure.
Internally, the extension of Loïc Remy was neither debated nor in the shadow of a doubt. But nothing had been formalized until then. As with the extended lease for Jérémy Pied lateral for the same duration of two additional years.
But, from a Lille source, Loïc Rémy told his leaders that he had finally changed his mind and that he would join a club other than Lille for next season. The player had recalled at a press conference this season that one of the reasons that had led him to take up the northern challenge was family with the presence of his young son, who came to accompany him to the lectern of the amphitheater. Nor did it seem like the discussions were dragging on in the wrong direction for a deal with the biggest salary in the 2019-2020 workforce who changed agents this summer.
Rémy has already said goodbye to his partners
But we have to believe that the person concerned, whom we were unable to reach, found the grass greener elsewhere than in the North. He will continue away from Dogues and the Europa League with significantly improved conditions. He should therefore sign to Benevento, promoted to Serie A.
And this will pose a staffing problem because Victor Osimhen is preparing to leave the LOSC as well. It will also be necessary to understand the reasons for this turnaround for a file that was on the table for northern leaders and which ultimately did not succeed. The player even came this Monday morning to greet his teammates and say goodbye to everyone.