Palace Join Race For In Demand Chelsea Striker

Palace have joined a whole host of clubs including West Ham United, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the race to secure of the signature of Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo.

Reports according to TEAMtalk, via gooner news, are saying that the 21-year-old, who is yet to make a first team appearance for Chelsea, looks likely to be shipped out of Stamford Bridge on loan ahead of next season.

The report goes on to state that a host of Premier League and Championship clubs, including Palace, as well as reputable sides from Scotland and across Europe, have been monitoring his progress with Chelsea and all are keeping tabs on the in-demand centre-forward.

While Ugbo, who is currently rated at £450k according to Transfermarkt, has not featured for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea senior squad, the youngster does boast experience of first-team football, having been sent on numerous loan spells. Crystal Palace play host to Chelsea at Selhurst Park Stadium on Tuesday night and you can get the best available Premier League odds from all online bookmakers with

The most recent occurred this season when Ugbo moved on a season-long loan to Dutch second-tier side Roda JC Kerkrade. In 29 appearances for Dutch club, Ugbo scored an impressive 13 goals and provided three assists, making this his most successful return of goals over any of his other spells on loan.

In addition to this, online casino adds further that, the 21-year-old forward has also racked up 15 goals and three assists over 34 appearances for Chelsea’s U23 side, as well as 10 goals and one assist for their U18s.

As such, it would certainly appear that Ugbo knows how to find the back of the net, and although it is yet to be proven whether that trait will continue in the Premier League as we all know how demanding it could be, it certainly appears as if he may possess the ability to go on and be a very successful striker, hence the interest from Palace.


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