Crystal Palace have confirmed that their latest signing, Eberechi Eze is in contention to play his first match against Charlton Athletic in the Eagles’ second pre-season friendly today (Saturday).
Eze put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Palace on Friday after leaving Queens Park Rangers. The deal to sign him is for £16m upfront with £4m in potential add-ons.
Palace wrote on their official website: “Crystal Palace face Charlton Athletic tomorrow (Saturday, 29th August at 14:00 BST) in their second pre-season friendly fixture.
“All eyes will be on whether Eberechi Eze will land a spot in the Palace squad. The club can confirm Eze is in contention to play as he is fit and ready for selection.”
Meanwhile, Eze has spoke about his career so far, being a proud south Londoner and how two iconic Palace names inspired his earlier years.
“I’m delighted, man. It’s been a long process but I’m just happy to have it over and done with,” the 22 year old told Palace TV about his switch from QPR.
“It’s perfect. It’s great to be back in south London, local, and around my family.
“I think any boy in London knows cage football is where you learn most of your football. That shaped me, it’s where skilful players thrive and learn what they can do. I try my best to take it onto the pitch, impress the fans and entertain.”
“I remember watching Yannick Bolasie and Zaha in the Championship and just thinking: ‘That’s where you want to be, that’s the goal,’” Eze said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to come and show what I’m about and to follow in their steps.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.