11. juli 2013

Jerome Thomas signerer!

Klubben har bekreftet overgangen til Thomas. IH røpet signeringen i et intervju for en stund siden, også Steve Parish bekreftet overgangen tidligere denne uken.rnThomas har signert en to års kontrakt og han kom fra WBA gratis etter at kontrakten hans gikk ut.

Den 30 årige midtbanespilleren har tidligere spilt i Arsenal, QPR, Charlton, Pompey, WBA og Leeds. rnHan har kamper for England U-19 og U-21.

Han har nå sluttet seg til troppen som for tiden er i Portugal.

Thomas har sagt at det var IH som fikk ham til å signere. I et intervju til cpfc.co.uk sier han:

“It was a case of me being on a free and weighing up my options. I wanted to stay at the top level, which is obviously the Premier League. rnI heard of Crystal Palace’s interest from January actually, and once they got promoted Ollie gave me a call when I was away on holiday, we had a good talk for about 45 minutes and after that conversation there wasn’t much doubt in my mind where I wanted to go.rnI saw them throughout the season and watched the play-offs. Like I said, Ollie’s the main factor, but obviously there’s a lot of talent here and him and the chairman are planning on bringing in more. It shows what their goals are and I’m definitely looking forward to it.rnI hope I can bring a lot to the team. I’ve got experience of the Premier League and the gaffer’s going to give me the freedom to play how I want to play – my attacking game – which I haven’t been able to do for the last couple of seasons. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”rn rnVi ønsker Jerome Thomas velkommen!