Jaïro Riedewald Extends His Stay With Crystal Palace
New Contract After an Impressive Season
The Dutchman, who joined the club in the previous Frank de Boer regime, has enjoyed an impressive season with Palace after initially struggling under Roy Hodgson.
The midfielder has become hugely popular among fans due to his work rate and creativity in the centre of midfield. Although he has struggled at times to earn an extended run in the side, his recent performances will have certainly impressed his manager.
Riedewald’s new contract follows his second goal of the season for the Eagles, and superb strike in their 2-1 away victory over Newcastle United on Tuesday evening. It was his 20th appearance of the season, although only nine of those have been starts.
The 24-year-old’s contract was due to expire in the summer, but he will now remain in South London until summer 2024.
‘One of the Most Popular Players at the Club’
Palace chairman Steve Parish was hugely complimentary of the Dutchman, describing him as ‘one of the most popular players at the club’ when speaking to the official Crystal Palace website.
He said: “Jaïro is one of the most popular players at this club and I’m delighted we are able to announce his new contract on the back of his excellent away performance at Newcastle.
“Under the careful coaching of Roy and his team, Jaïro has developed immensely in his time with us, adapting to the physical nature of the Premier League and adding to his undoubted technical ability.
“I am delighted he has committed the next three years to the club and look forward to watching him continue playing for Crystal Palace.”
The Dutchman added: “I’m pleased to get it done, especially in such a time with everything going on in football, the world, the pandemic, I’m happy I can sign the contract and that the club has such trust in me for the future.
“I’m happy to have signed the contract so I can focus on football and helping the team.”
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