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Lille ready to pay Loic Remy’s Las Palmas release clause

Loic Remy is close to an exit from Las Palmas after a chaotic spell at the club, with Lille reportedly willing to pay his 1.5 million euro release clause to take him back to Ligue Une.

AS say that a clause in his contract states that he will be able to depart at the bargain price following relegation, though an exit form the Canary Islands this summer always looked inevitable.

The 31-year-old joined from Chelsea last summer and scored six goals in 13 games, an impressive return, but fell out with new coach Paco Jemez almost immediately upon his appointment and days later was shipped out on loan to Getafe.

The Frenchman scored three goals in 11 appearances during that loan spell in Madrid before returning to his parent club, though he had no intention of hanging around after Las Palmas were relegated to the second tier of Spanish football after a catastrophic season.

Even in spite of Paco Jemez’s dismissal, the former Marseille centre-forward made it clear to his club that he wanted to leave on a permanent basis.

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The club are now hoping to complete a deal for Ruben Castro to replace him, with the Real Betis legend available on a free transfer this summer after his contract at Estadio Benito Villamarin expired.

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