Fresh from being named Professional Footballers’ Association Championship Team of the Year for the 2019-2020 season, Eberechi Eze is set to make his premier league debut against Southampton on Saturday.
The mercurial midfielder who is eligible to represent England and Nigeria joined Crystal Palace this summer for £20m but former Eagles Chairman Simon Jordan believes Eze will offer manager Roy Hodgson ahead of the Saints game at Selhurst Park.
“Eze is an interesting signing because you wonder who is going to make way for this player coming in because Wilfried Zaha is obviously the standout player at Crystal Palace for some time and there are rumours about him moving on,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“You’ve got Ayew playing fantastically well last season, you’ve got Adros Townsend in there so there’s a plethora of talent, but not enough goals in that side.
“So I think this game is an interesting one because Southampton are a descent side, Danny Ings is a descent goalsscorer and scored against Palace last year when they beat us in a game when we came back from lockdown….”