The Eagles boss is hoping to be ready to talk about a everlasting switch this summer time, however appreciates that the midfielder can have different suitors
Ruben Loftus-Cheek might have some massive choices to make at Chelsea this summer time, with Roy Hodgson anticipating Crystal Palace’s loan star to be “hot property”.
Having struggled for recreation time at Stamford Bridge since becoming a member of the senior fold, the 22-year-old midfielder crossed London to hyperlink up with Palace final summer time.
A season-long settlement has been break up by an unlucky damage, however the stylish playmaker has impressed when totally match.
Palace are hoping that there will likely be a everlasting deal to be executed for the England worldwide within the subsequent switch window, however they’re additionally conscious that a number of different suitors are seemingly to be a part of the hunt for a person going through an unsure future at his guardian membership.
Palace boss Hodgson instructed reporters after seeing Loftus-Cheek star in a Three-2 derby victory over Brighton: “For Ruben Loftus-Cheek to contemplate us critically as an possibility, we want to be within the league for the kick off. Let’s preserve our priorities proper and work onerous to keep on this league.
“Then I’m fairly positive we’d be saying to Ruben, is it price having the dialog with Chelsea, might you contemplate? Then after all the dialog with Chelsea will come round and we’ll see from there.
“There’s little question he’s going to be sizzling property if he has 4 extra video games just like the final couple.
“If people remember that very good spell he had when we were actually doing quite well, I imagine that he will be hot property. Not just for Crystal Palace but for other teams too.”
Loftus-Cheek’s type this season, which noticed him handed a senior worldwide debut in November, is probably going to have pushed his price ticket up, however Hodgson is reluctant to speculate on what it may cost to land the teenager on a full-time deal.
He added: “I don’t concern myself with that fairly frankly.
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“I concern myself with one factor and one factor alone. We have 4 matches, 4 weeks and I need to be standing right here on the finish of the season with Crystal Palace within the Premier League.
“I will concern myself with the values of players who have moved beyond what we can do [afford] when the time comes.”
Loftus-Cheek has made 21 appearances throughout all competitions for Palace this season, recording one purpose and two assists.