Remy gets green light

New Marseille striker cleared to continue career

Remy: Given the all-clear

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New Marseille striker Loic Remy has been cleared to play football again following a health scare.

Fears over Remy's condition emerged last week as a heart abnormality was discovered during his Marseille medical.

But those fears were removed after the 23-year-old France international underwent additional medical tests on Monday.

Marseille's club doctor Christophe Baudot confirmed that heart specialists consulted by the club were of the opinion the abnormality was no obstacle to Remy's footballing career and he is fit to continue competing at elite level sport.

Relieved

"I am relieved to know the outcome," Remy said. "It will allow me to work with Marseille in good condition with a free mind.

"When you go through such moments, you don't feel calm. But I'd rather have it happen that way and really know now that I'm healthy."

Remy is now free to make his Marseille debut after being snapped up from Nice last Thursday for a reported €15million (£12.3m).

The former Lyon trainee, who scored 14 league goals for Nice last season, has signed a five-year contract with Marseille and has so far made two international appearances.