Lewis Hall signs a six year contract with Chelsea just before his loan move to Palace

Lewis Hall signed a new, long-term contract with Chelsea before going on loan to Crystal Palace for the 2023–2024 campaign

The club has decided that the 18-year-old, who made his first-team debut for Chelsea last season with a succession of standout displays, will spend the season on loan at Crystal Palace.

According to Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, Hall has agreed to a six-year initial deal through June 2029, with an additional 12-month extension option.

For the established left-back spot, Hall was vying with Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, and Ian Maatsen. Chelsea was apparently willing to letting Hall stay in west London, but a loan move has been favoured.

According to rumours, Chelsea has found it difficult to offload Cucurella after just one season, and a transfer to Crystal Palace would give Hall more consistent playing time in the Premier League. Hall is not anticipated to be registered in time to make his debut on Saturday away at Sheffield United, according to Nizaar Kinsella, for the first game of the 2023–24 season.

It is also claimed that Roy Hodgson’s relationship with new Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino played a significant role in the Eagles outbidding Newcastle United for the teenager. Hall’s contract extension and loan transfer to Crystal Palace need only be officially announced by Chelsea.

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