Palace must re-sign Loftus-Cheek | FootballFanCast.com
Posted On April 18, 2021
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Crystal Palace is reportedly considering a move for former loan star Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer.
According to TEAMtalk, the Eagles are preparing a coup for the Chelsea midfielder this summer and are competing with Premier League rivals Aston Villa for his signing.
Steve Parish must make sure Palace wins the battle for the Englishman.
The Eagles will certainly be aware of Loftus-Cheek’s talents already, with the 25-year-old spending a season on loan at Selhurst Park throughout the 2017/18 campaign – a period in which he impressed by scoring two goals. and providing five assists. in all competitions.
Although he hasn’t quite been able to display this form in the past two years, having scored just one goal for Chelsea and Fulham combined in the past two campaigns, he has taken advantage from his most productive season to his return from Palace.
As the Blues won the UEFA Europa League under Maurizio Sarri, Loftus-Cheek scored ten goals and provided five assists.
Do you want Loftus-Cheek to return to the Palace?
No, he’s not good enough.
Valued at £ 18million, its capacity has never been in doubt. Despite his meager campaign at Craven Cottage, Fulham manager Scott Parker has been left lyrical about Loftus-Cheek, even calling him “unplayable”.
It goes without saying that he could certainly be the type of player Crystal Palace needs.
The Eagles face the 2021/22 season with exhausted midfield options as James McArthur and James McCarthy continue to see their deals with Selhurst Park dwindle towards the end of the season.
Although Jesuran Rak-Sakyi is capable, it might be too early to depend on him for the majority of a Premier League campaign with the midfielder just 18 years old.
Loftus-Cheek would, of course, have no problem in this department after racking up 104 appearances in the competition.
In competition with Aston Villa, Palace must therefore make sure to secure its former star of the loan again.
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