Nigerian born playmaker, Eberechi Eze has completed his long-awaited move to Premier League side Crystal Palace, ACLSports reports.
Eze has since put pen to paper on a 5-year deal reportedly worth £20m which sees him team up with the Eagles from Championship side, Queens Park Rangers, QPR, until the summer of 2025.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 28, 2020
Speaking in on the move, the 22-year-old says he is looking forward to playing alongside some “great players” at Selhurst Park.
“As a football club, I feel like there are great players here and it’s a brilliant opportunity for me to come and be with these players, to link up with them and to really push on, ” the youngster told the club.
On behalf of the club, a delighted Chairman, Steve Parish said the club decided to go for Eze after years of following his development.
“Eberechi is a player whose development we have followed closely. We are delighted he has chosen to sign for us over the other clubs that were interested and we feel that this is the right club for him to continue his development.”
Born in South London, Eze joined QPR’s academy at the age of 18 in 2016, making his debut for the club in the FA Cup before he joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan in 2017 on a six-month loan where he helped the club seal a promotion to League One.
While he has represented England at youth at both Under-20 and Under-21 level, and was named in the latest U21 squad earlier this week, Nigeria remains optimistic about convincing the talented playmaker to switch his international allegiance.
On what Eze’s latest career move means for him, ACLSports publisher, Calvin Emeka, had this to say;
“Super move by Ebere Eze to Palace. Palace know how to nurture young talent, their fan base are quite patient with young dribblers, ” he said via his Social Media account.
Super move by Ebere Eze to Palace. Palace know how to nuture young talent, their fan base are quite patient with young dribblers, it is a London club so he does not need to move homes.
Very good platform to start his Premier League career.
Looks like Zaha is off then?
— Calvin 'Emeka Onwuka (@CalvinEmeka) August 28, 2020
“It is a London club so he does not need to move homes. Very good platform to start his Premier League career.”
He leaves QPR with 20 goals from 112 senior games, in addition to the following awards; Supporters’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, and Junior Hoops Player of the Year last season as well as being shortlisted for PFA Player of the Year.
Eze netted 14 goals in 46 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship for QPR last season.