Crystal Palace wrap up £19.5m signing of Eberechi Eze from QPR as winger pens five-year deal at Selhurst Park… but does that mean Wilfried Zaha is now free to leave?
- Eberechi Eze has signed for Crystal Palace in a £19.5m deal from QPR
- The winger penned a five-year contract with the Premier League club
- His move could now pave the way for Wilfried Zaha to leave this summer
- Zaha has wanted out for a long time as he wishes to play for a bigger club
Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Eberechi Eze in a deal worth £19.5million.
The 22-year-old winger has put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Selhurst Park.
After finalising his move from QPR, Eze said: ‘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.’
Eberechi Eze has completed his move to Crystal Palace from Queens Park Rangers
The 22-year-old winger signed a five-year contract with the Premier League club
Palace have paid £14m up front though Sportsmail understands the fee will rise to £19.5m.
The England Under-21 international had attracted interest from newly-promoted sides Fulham and West Brom but opted to join the Eagles instead.
Eze enjoyed a sensational campaign last season in the Championship, scoring 14 times and registering eight assists in 46 matches.
The capture of the England Under-21 star could pave the way for Wilfried Zaha to leave
Eze said he feels he can push on at Palace after ignoring interest from Fulham and West Brom
The deal for the winger could now pave the way for Wilfried Zaha’s exit.
Zaha, 27, is said to be determined to secure a move away from Palace this summer after missing out on joining Arsenal last year.
Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund are all reportedly interested in signing the Ivory Coast winger.
Palace, meanwhile, are also closing in on Mainz striker Jean Philippe Mateta after submitting a bid in the region of £14.5m.
PSG, Borussia Dortmund and Monaco are believed to be interested in signing Zaha
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