New Chelsea striker Loic Remy believes it was down to fate that he made the switch from Queens Park Rangers to the Blues, instead of moves to Liverpool or Arsenal, the Daily
The French striker joined Chelsea in a quick fire deal during the closing stages of the transfer window after seeking a move from QPR to a bigger club.
The player had been in discussions with Arsenal and also saw a proposed move to Liverpool fall through.
The Reds pulled the plug on the £8m deal after a medical revealed a heart problem – first detected at former club Marseille – that was potentially career threatening.
Chelsea were not put off by the news and swooped for their man, who opened his Chelsea account in the 42 win over Swansea two weeks ago.
And Remy has revealed repaying the faith shown in him by Jose Mourinho is the motivation behind his Stamford Bridge career – not proving Brendan Rodgers wrong.
He said: “I came for the medical tests and everything was fine and after that they wanted to be sure everything was fine with my heart,” he said.
“They asked for a specialist for the heart and apparently the guy said they did not 100 per cent agree if I could keep going or had to stop football.
“I didn’t understand because they knew before I came. I just told my agent if it is not happening it is because it is not for me.
“Now I am much better here at Chelsea, I’m very happy to be here and that’s why I say everything happens for a reason.
“There are a lot of players with the same case as me. I don’t know why the people think it is a big thing that can stop me playing football.
“I was more confused by Liverpool saying that I had medical problem because it is not fair.
“I have seen the best specialist in London and he has told me I can still play so it was not good from them.”
Remy has also accepted that he is second choice to Spain international Diego Costa, but with the Chelsea boss admitting he is unable to start two games in a week, Remy is aiming to make the most of his chances.
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