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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has stated his intention to retain Eberechi Eze beyond this season.
Eze made a promising Premier League debut after joining from Queens Park Rangers in a £20 million contract in August 2020.
Hodgson said of future suitors attempting to entice Eze away from Selhurst Park at the end of the season, “It hasn’t really occurred to me because we’ve only just signed him.” That was a significant investment for our club to spend 15 million pounds and then another five million pounds of add-ons – it is a significant investment for us.
“I wasn’t contemplating that it was an investment that would only last one season and then he would move somewhere else, so I hope that is not the case.
“I am pretty sure the club will work very, very hard to make sure any interest in him will be warded off because we bought him into the football club to play for us and to make us better.
“We didn’t bring him into the club to make some small profit on a transfer at the end of the first season.
“It is his first season since coming from the Championship and you expect people to need a bit of time to get fully adjusted to play at this level, and we are delighted with him.”