Eagles bring in Jeffrey Schlupp


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Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce believes Jeffrey Schlupp can be a major asset for the club after agreeing a move from Leicester.

The 24-year-old opted to leave the Foxes on Friday for a reported fee of £12million, penning a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The Ghana international played his part in the 2015-16 campaign for Leicester and featured 24 times in the Premier League to help the club win the title.

However, he has been left out in the cold this term by Claudio Ranieri, starting just one league game, while he has not played since the 5-0 Champions League defeat at Porto on December 7.

Schlupp was also overlooked by Ghana for the Africa Cup of Nations and will now hope to get his career back on track at Selhurst Park.

Schlupp was the subject of interest from West Brom over the summer and it’s understood the Baggies returned again for his services in January, but Palace, who are priced at 4.00 to be relegated, won the race for his signature.

Allardyce, who has brought in the versatile wideman as his first signing, believes Schlupp’s experience and athleticism can play a huge role in helping Palace start moving away from the bottom three.

“I am delighted we have been able to secure Jeffrey’s services, he is a player I have admired for some time and is a talented and athletic player,” he said.

“He will bring strength and experience to the defence and will be a major asset for the club having just turned 24 years old.”

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