REPORT: Crystal Palace Complete Deal for Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace are on the verge of completing a deal for Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Ed Aarons of The Guardian is reporting that the deal is worth £15 million in up-front costs.

Eberechi Eze Close to Joining Crystal Palace

Palace Beat Off Late Competition

The Eagles have beat off late competition for the 22-year-old’s signature.

The Athletic reported that West Bromwich Albion had agreed a deal for Eze, with the transfer being worth more in up-front costs.

However, the player himself is keen to remain in London. As a result, it has signalled his move across the capital to Selhurst Park.

West Ham United and Fulham were among a host of other top-flight clubs to show interest in the QPR forward. However, Palace were the only club to show any intent in securing his signature. They saw a bid of £12 million rejected earlier this summer.

According to The Guardian, minor details, such as personal terms, will not be difficult to agree on.

Excellent Signing

Securing the 22-year-old’s signature could prove to be a shrewd piece of business by Palace.

The Eagles are keen to lower the average age of their squad this summer while also trying to add quality, and Eze certainly fits into the bracket.

Eze scored 14 goals for Mark Warburton’s side last season, a record only beaten by Nahki Wells and Jordan Hugill. He averaged a goal every three-and-a-half games, an average that is not beaten by Jordan Ayew or Wilfried Zaha, Palace’s top scorers last season.

Furthermore, he also added eight assists to his game last season. Again, his ‘chance created’ stats were significantly higher than those currently among the Palace squad.

While it may take time for him to adjust to the Premier League, it is a signing that shows Palace are going in a new direction.

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