Chelsea Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal.
The midfielder becomes new Eagles manager Frank de Boer’s first signing at Selhurst Park after completing the move on Wednesday.
“I had the option of coming to Palace and I thought that it would be great for me,” Loftus-Cheek told Palace’s official site.
“I live not too far away, I was born in Lewisham and Palace is a good club so I thought it’s a good chance to play here and be a part of the team.”
Loftus-Cheek was played in a more advanced role under Antonio Conte last season when he made 11 appearances for the Premier League champions as well as in the EFL Cup and FA Cup.
However, a back injury saw his campaign come to an early end and Loftus-Cheek also missed out on the European Under-21 Championship finals with England.