Eze Eberechi’s dilemma: Soar with the Eagles or Hunt with the Lions?

On the 28th of August 2020, Premier League side Crystal Palace signed Anglo Nigerian playmaker Eberechi Eze on from English Championship side Queens Park Rangers on a five-year contract. With the transfer reportedly around £17m, he became the club’s second newbie of the summer 2020 transfer window.

Eze Ebere joins Crystal Palace

Premier League side, Crystal Palace, recently announced the signing of England-born Nigerian playmaker, Eberechi Eze from Queens Park Rangers. He signed a five-year deal with the club, for a transfer fee reported to be about £17 million.

Born in South London to Nigerian parents, Eze’s journey to professional football didn’t begin very brightly.. The 22-year old has experienced immense growth and development since joining QPR in 2016. Eze has represented England 9 times at youth levels, however he remains eligible to represent the Nigeria through his parents.

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Eze, regarded more as a forward, can also be deployed in the playmaking role and will be a welcome addition to the Super Eagles squad. Nigeria has lacked a proper ‘number 10’ since the retirement of Jay Jay Okocha, with Alex Iwobi currently featuring in that role.
The NFF has not hidden its desire to get Eze into the Nigerian setup, meeting with him on multiple occasions.

Heading into a new phase of his career with Crystal Palace, is it finally be time for Eze to make a decision on where his allegiance lies ?

To be or not to be ? Will the new Eagle fly higher to become a Super Eagle ? Or will he just crave to dine with the Lions? Time will tell!


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