Loftus-Cheek celebrates with Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Mamadou Sakho has urged Crystal Palace to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a permanent deal this summer.
The Chelsea starlet enjoyed an incredible breakthrough season with the Eagles, earning a first England cap against Germany and culminating a World Cup call-up.
He also scored twice as well as getting three assist despite a spell on the sideline with an injury.
After securing a mid-table finish for the club, Loftus-Cheek has technically returned to his parent club at Stamford Bridge.
But Sakho, a player who arrived at Selhurst Park at the same time as the midfielder, believes he should return back there.
Sakho said: “I would say yes. Ruben is really talented and has a lot of quality.
“His season was a little bit difficult for him as he had a long-term injury but when he came back we saw the difference that he can make on the pitch.
“So yes I think that it can be a really good deal for the club.
“You have a few people in the club that are trying to make the best choice about the players and to have a good squad next year.”