Making eighteen appearances in the 2020/21 season so far, scoring on two separate occasions, Jairo Riedewald has earned himself a new long-term contract at Selhurst Park.
The Dutch midfielder joined Palace in 2017 and has since made 56 appearances.
Steve Parish's thoughts
Crystal Palace Chairman, Steve Parish, has expressed his delight in keeping the starlet on at the club: “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.”
Riedewald 'happy' to sign new contract
Riedewald has already established himself as a favourite, not only among the group of players but also with the fans, manifesting a cult-like following. His transformation from defence to midfield is a story that hasn't gone under the radar.
“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," the midfielder explained.
Riedewald has become an integral part of the philosophy and system that Hodgson has instilled through his recent years in south London. Both player and coach alike will look to continue their relationship in the future, building upon the foundations of Crystal Palace's wealth of youth and strong squad spine.