Black Stars defender Jeffrey Schlupp has swapped Leicester for London, completing a transfer from Leicester City to Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.
Schlupp, a left back cum left winger, joins Sam Allardyce’s relegation threatened side on a four and a half year deal.
English born Schlupp has been with Leicester City since 2005, growing up through their youth ranks before joining the senior team in 2010. He was a regular through their rise to the English Premier League but has found game time hard to come by this season.
“Crystal Palace Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.” a statement on the club’s official website read.
“Schlupp has signed a four and a half year contract and will be available to play in the Premier League game against West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.
“Schlupp played 150 times for Leicester including 24 appearances in their Premier League title winning campaign last season and has also played 12 times for the Ghanaian national team.” the statement added.
Manager Sam Allardyce said: ‘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 will bring strength and experience to the defence and will be a major asset for the club having just turned 24 years old”.