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Since joining Crystal Palace from Leicester City back in 2017, Jeffrey Schlupp has become such a useful asset for the Eagles.
According to Transfermarkt, Schlupp has played at left-back 30 times and in left midfield on 32 occasions. He has also made 18 appearances in the middle, further showing how incredibly versatile the 27-year-old is.
Based on that, Roy Hodgson will surely not want to lose him, with the Eagles boss previously describing the player as “underrated”.
“He’s a very, very important player. I think he’s one of those underrated players because he’s not spectacular. He can be [spectacular] when he gets on a run with the ball. He’s very strong, he’s a very good runner with the ball, a good striker with the ball,” Hodgson told the club’s official website back in September.
Furthermore, a new contract must surely be on the horizon. Schlupp’s current deal is set to expire in 2021 and he just seems too important to let go, especially on a free transfer.
Having made close to 100 appearances as well, the Ghana international looks at home at Selhurst Park.
He may not be the flashiest of players, averaging just 0.5 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per league game this season (via WhoScored), but his versatility makes him useful enough to keep around. So from Hodgson’s perspective, keeping the Premier League title winner at the club is likely to be a high priority once matters involving football become important again.
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