Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal.
The England Under-21 international has struggled to make an impact since Antonio Conte's arrival at Stamford Bridge, with his appearances limited to just 32 minutes of Premier League action last season.
Welcome @rubey_lcheek on a season-long loan! #CPFC have completed a #CheekyLoan signing from @ChelseaFC...
https://t.co/TLZg2nY0kH pic.twitter.com/dWawIQz24E — Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 12, 2017
He becomes Frank De Boer's first signing since replacing Sam Allardyce as manager of the Eagles, and the 21-year-old was thrilled to move to Selhurst Park.
"I had the option of coming to Palace and I thought that it would be great for me,” he told the club's official website.
“I live not too far away, I was born in Lewisham and Palace is good club so I thought it’s a good chance to play here and be a part of the team.
"They have a very strong team and I’d like to be a part of that this season."
Loftus-Cheek has made 22 Premier League appearances to date, and will battle with the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Jason Puncheon for a place in the starting XI at Palace.