Eberechi Eze has agreed a new deal in principle with Crystal Palace after the club fended off Man City interest, sources have told Football Insider.
The 25-year-old is soon expected to sign a double-your-money contract that will see his weekly wage rise to over £100,000 a week.
Palace were forced into negotiations due to City’s interest, with Eze’s contract set to expire in 2025.
Eze has one goal and three assists for Roy Hodgson’s side in 10 appearances in all competitions this season, but injuries have frequently kept him sidelined.
The former QPR man was out for 26 games for Crystal Palace in 2021 due to an Achilles injury and was recently absent for the Eagles’ three games against Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Tottenham – none of which were won.
He has been selected for two senior England team calls by Gareth Southgate; the first came against Malta in June 2023.
The same day that Eze was called up to the 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020, he sustained an Achilles injury.
After joining Palace for £20 million in 2020, the attacking midfielder has become one of the team’s best players, amassing 16 goals in 96 games.
In addition, the Eagles signed Michael Olise to a new deal that would last until 2027 even though Chelsea had activated his previously inactive £35 million release clause.
Palace defeated Burnley 2-0 on Saturday, November 4, to move up to 11th place in the Premier League standings with 15 points.
In other news, Crystal Palace has received approval and is expected to win a £22 million prize.