Remy admits he would rather have stayed in France having suffered a dip in form following two goal-laden seasons with Marseille.
"I didn't want to go as a failure," he told Bein Sport. "I wanted to finish the season there and then look elsewhere. I got a chill when I saw that the leaders had made their decision behind my back.
"When I heard that, I was a little disappointed. They have told me at the last moment, I was hurt."