Crystal Palace confirm new contract for one of their ‘most popular players’

Date published: Wednesday 3rd February 2021 3:19 - Samuel Bannister

Jairo Riedewald has signed a contract extension at Crystal Palace to stay with the Eagles until 2024.

The 24-year-old Holland midfielder has made 57 appearances since joining Palace from Ajax in 2017.

He has made 18 Premier League appearances this season, seven of them starts, and scored his second goal of the campaign in Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Riedewald said of his new deal: “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,” he told the club’s website.

Parish explains decision

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “Jairo 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 (manager) Roy (Hodgson) and his team, Jairo 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.”

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