Crystal Palace striker Eberechi Eze could return from injury sooner than expected, according to journalist Tom Barclay.
The 23-year-old has been out of action since May with an Achilles tendon injury he suffered in training.
What’s the latest news on Eze?
After being a shining light in Selhurst Park, Eze was would be in contention for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euro this summer, before seriously injuring himself in training before the penultimate game of the season.
It was initially planned to be sidelined for at least six months, and it wasn’t clear if he would play again in 2021, but Barclay has now offered a positive update on the forward’s fitness.
What did Barclay say about Eze?
Barclay suggested that Eze’s return may not be that far away. However, he did indicate that the club had to be careful with the player due to the extent of the injury he was returning from.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT about Eze, who is valued at £ 18million by Transfer market, Barclay said: “I’m told there’s a good chance there’s a good chance he’s ahead of his comeback. Achilles injuries are bad injuries, they can keep you out for a long time, and they can affect you in the future. “
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Where could Eze return to the Palace team?
The Eagles stepped up their attacking options over the summer, signing Odsonne Edouard and Michael Olise, while also bringing in Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea.
Edward seems to have embraced the role of a lone striker, and Gallagher has been an outstanding performer, a double against West Ham at the end of August of his role as # 10 on the team.
Wilfried Zaha is a guaranteed starter on the left wing, which means when Eze returns to the fold he could fight with Olise and Jordan Ayew for the right spot.
Alternatively, Patrick Vieira could choose to let Gallagher play a slightly deeper role, allowing Eze to operate as an attacking midfielder, arguably his best position, where he can influence the proceedings from a central zone in the final third. ground.