The exciting, attacking midfielder was one of the Championship’s brightest sparks last season, scoring fourteen goals and supplying eight assists. The 22-year-old is capped by England at Under 21 level, with Roy Hodgson’s side having fought off West Ham United and newly promoted Leeds, Fulham and West Brom to capture Eze’s signature.
The initial £15 million fee attributed to Eze is the most Palace has paid out for a player since the arrival of Mamadou Sakho in the summer window of 2017.
Palace had a tricky end to last season's Premier League campaign, losing six on the bounce whilst only scoring two goals in the process. The Eagles have lacked a creative play maker for several seasons, with Roy Hodgson’s side struggling for goals in their last campaign and finishing the season as the Premier League’s second lowest scorers.
Eze has learnt his trade in the Championship, helping QPR to two consecutive mid-table finishes, with the step-up to the Premier League a natural transition for a player of his calibre.
Eberechi Eze on joining Palace
On completing his move from west London to Selhurst Park, Eze had this to say, "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."
Steve Parish's thoughts
Crystal Palace Chairman, Steve Parish, had to this say on securing Eze, "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.
"With our Academy recently securing Category 1 status, this further illustrates our focus on youth as we look to consolidate and improve upon our position as a Premier League club."