MARSEILLE, France — The transfer of French international striker Loic Remy from Nice to Marseille may be in doubt after a medical on Friday revealed what the club's doctor called an 'anomaly' in the player's heart.
The French champions initially announced on Thursday that Remy had passed his medical and signed a five-year contract in a move worth 15.5 million euros to Nice.
However, Friday's unveiling to the press never took place amid the news that an MRI scan had revealed a possible problem with Remy's heart.
Marseille's doctor Christophe Baudot said the club will run further tests on Remy on Monday "to remove any doubt".
"He will not play again until those doubts have been lifted," added Baudot.
The 23-year-old scored 25 goals for Nice over the last two seasons and had been linked with a move to the English Premier League.
Remy, who has been capped twice by France, visited Stoke City before turning them down and was being tracked by Champions League hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur.
"I am a bit annoyed but it is my health after all and obviously we must look into it," said Remy.
"The real shame is that these tests did not take place before. It was necessary for me to come to a club like Marseille to have tests which are more in depth."
Dear god that's fucked up. Hopefully it's the machine that's faulty and not his heart.