Crystal Palace must sign Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek permanently, says Gareth Southgate.

Loftus-Cheek has spent the season on loan at Palace.

In recent interview Eagles’ coach Roy Hodgeson said:

“He’s a fantastic player and of course we’d love to keep him, We’d love to bring him back but the bottom line is he was loaned to us for a season.

“At the end of the season, the plan from Chelsea was that he would go back to them so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what their thinking is.

“If they make him available in any way then, of course, we’ll be right there trying to get to the front of the queue with our hands up but it’s totally out of our hands. Chelsea will decide.”

It’s Gareth Southgate’s decision and his coaching staff, I don’t want to see a headline that says ‘Hodgson says Ruben Loftus-Cheek should go to the World Cup.”


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