NATHANIEL CLYNE is near signing a brand new contract with Crystal Palace having confirmed his physique can nonetheless face up to the calls for of Premier League soccer.
Clyne’s short-term deal at Selhurst Park expires at the end of the month having been handed a profession life-line when accidents left Roy Hodgson with no right-back.
Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne is ready to signal a contract extension at Selhurt ParkCredit score: Getty – Pool
And the 29-year-old has finished sufficient to point out he can nonetheless combine it on the highest stage.
So he will likely be placing pen to paper on a brand new deal which is known to be past the tip of the present marketing campaign.
Clyne has featured in 9 top-flight video games since returning to his former employers in October – chipping in with one help.
And talking forward of Thursday’s conflict in opposition to Arsenal on the Emirates, Hodgson declared the ex-Liverpool ace is near penning a brand new deal.
The Eagles boss, 73, stated: “I feel Nathaniel Clyne is nearly to signal a cope with us.
“I feel that drawback, when you like, will not be an issue as a result of I’m led to consider we’re very near Nathaniel signing one thing.
“There are loads of different gamers who’re out of contract on the finish of the yr and there doesn’t seem like a transparent choice made whether or not or to not provide them a brand new contract.
“These are discussions occurring behind the scenes with some depth between Doug Freedman, the participant and his agent.
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“We signed Nathan Ferguson as a result of we already had one right-back on the membership and that’s been the case for fairly a time period.
“It had been an infinite burden on Joel Ward and the way effectively he’s finished, when it comes to that if he doesn’t play we don’t have the best one that can go in his place.
“Nathan got here to us injured and pictured up one other unhealthy damage. So it was fairly important for us to get somebody who may compete with Joel and play if he wasn’t obtainable.
“Nathaniel has finished that with flying colours actually. Our solely doubt about him was how match he was going to be.
“Is he going to be the Nathaniel Clyne that I knew, taking part in for England and Crystal palace? That’s precisely what he has been.
“He has finished exceptionally effectively and I’m delighted, after all, that the membership have been in a position to see their approach to negotiating a brand new contract with him.”