This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
QPR manager Mark Warburton may have managed to hold onto attacking midfielder Ebere Eze during the latest transfer window but that does not seem to have deterred Crystal Palace, with the Eagles planning to continue monitoring the 21-year-old over the second half of the season, according to a report by The Sun.
Eze has made 30 appearances in the Championship for QPR so far this season, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in the process, playing a vital role in Warburton’s side.
So would Eze prove a good fit at Selhurst Park if he made the move in the summer?
“I think that Eze would be an excellent signing for Palace and they should do all they can to lure him to Selhurst Park in the summer.
“Eze is arguably one of the most creative and most dangerous players in the Championship in his position – he scores goals, creates chances and creates assists for his teammates, and is a fantastic attacking midfielder.
“To be completely honest, I’m very surprised that he didn’t move away from QPR in the summer as he had so many high-profile clubs after his signature, so fair play to Mark Warburton for not bowing down to that interest.
“But I can’t see QPR getting promoted this season, which will make it very hard to keep hold of Eze in the summer. Palace, after missing out on Jarrod Bowen in January, are in desperate need of that number 10 to come in and help create moments of magic.”
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“This may turn out to be a wise move by Palace if they can convince Eze to join the club in the summer.
“One of QPR’s stand-out performers this season, the 21-year-old has set the Championship alight by scoring 10 goals and providing six assists for his team-mates.
“Although he has yet to play in the Premier League, he clearly possesses all the ingredients needed to thrive at this particular level.
“Taking this into consideration, Palace ought to consider splashing the cash on Eze as there is every chance that the England Under-21 international could breathe new life into their attack.”
“Yes, he would be a superb signing for Palace, however it seems doubtful that they could tempt him to Selhurst Park because of interest from more reputable clubs.
“The only way Eze would in theory move to the Premier League club is if they decide to cash in on Wilfried Zaha this summer, with both players being of the same ilk.
“Eze would no doubt relish the prospect of testing himself at the highest level, however it would be naive to think that Palace would be the only club in for him.
“As long as the youngster continues to perform week in, week out for QPR, there is no reason why he won’t be granted his dream move this summer.”