Crystal Palace’s Geoffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew sign new deals to stay at Selhurst Park for another year… as Roy Hodgson prepares to make his managerial debut in the Eagles’ loss to Leicester
- Players have participated in more than 360 matches with the Eagles
- Ayew and Schlupp were regular starters under Vieira and back Hodgson
- Hodgson is poised for Palace’s first win of the season against Leicester
It has been reported that Crystal Palace debutants Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew have committed to new contracts with the south London club.
The players, who arrived at Selhurst Park in 2017 and 2018 respectively, have agreed to stay for at least a year after new terms were agreed between the club and first-team players.
A new one-year deal was also agreed for long-time goalkeeper Vincent Guetta in November, with the Spaniard given an option in favor of the club to extend the contract until 2025, according to the club. the athlete.
Schlupp and Ayew are working to stabilize themselves in south London, with Schlupp making over 200 appearances for the Eagles since joining the club in January 2017.
The 30-year-old has made 29 appearances for Palace this season in all competitions and throughout his time at the club has shown his flexibility around the pitch by taking on a number of different positions, most recently as a central midfielder. .
Jordan Ayew (left) and Jeffrey Schlupp (right) have signed new deals with Crystal Palace
Ayew, who featured for Ghana during the Black Stars’ World Cup campaign alongside his brother and national team captain Andre, first joined Palace in a season-long campaign from Swansea City before making the move permanent in the summer of 2019.
The low-scoring striker has just 16 goals in 164 appearances for the club but is still an asset, having made 30 appearances for the South London side this season and is said to be highly regarded by managers Roy Hodgson and finally Patrick Vieira. .
After Vieira was sacked prior to the international break, Hodgson took the opportunity to reunite with former players such as Ayew and Schlupp, and returned to the club as caretaker manager for an imminent relegation battle.
Roy Hodgson, who previously managed Schlupp & Ayew between 2017-2021, has returned to the club as caretaker manager.
Hodgson took over from his predecessor, Patrick Vieira, in late March after a poor run of form
Palace currently sits 12th in the Premier League table, but three points above the relegation zone.
West Ham, in 18th place, will play two matches against its London rivals.
Under Vieira, the side have failed to win a game since the start of 2023, but Hodgson will have the chance to make the perfect start to his second spell in charge of the Eagles when they host Leicester at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are hovering above the relegation places in 17th place by one point, and have not won away from home since early February with a 4-2 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park.