Jeffrey Schlupp

Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp has expressed delight after signing a contract extension with Crystal Palace.

Schlupp was set to be out of contract in June next year, but has put pen to paper on a new deal ahead of the new season, which starts on September 12.

Schlupp struggled with injuries last season, but, when fit, proved to be one Roy Hodgson’s most dependable and creative players in a midfield severely lacking attacking flair.

“Last season was a difficult one at times due to injuries,” he told the club’s website.

He added; “However, I’m delighted to have finished it off with a goal against Spurs, feeling 100% and extending my time with the club. I’m already looking forward to hitting the ground running in a few weeks’ time when the season restarts.”

The 27-year-old has made 97 appearances for Palace since joining the club in January 2017 from Leicester City.

Schlupp has scored one goal in 18 appearances for Black Stars since his debut in 2011.