Crystal Palace have signed midfielder, Cheick Doucoure from Lens for an initial £15.2m transfer cost.
Doucoure commenced his career in 2016 with AS Authentic Bamako before joining Lens the following yr, wherever he created 8 appearances for Lens’ Reserve team in 2017-18 year.
His performances in the long run proved outstanding as he secured a long term promotion to their senior workforce in advance of 2018-19 year in which he went on to score 8 ambitions in 128 initial-group appearances.
During his time at Lens, Doucoure also assisted the club acquire marketing as Ligue 2 runners-up in a Coronavirus-hit 2019-20 period, in which the very last ten league fixtures of the marketing campaign were being cancelled thanks to the globally lockdown.
Speaking about his final decision to indication for Palace on a five year-deal, Doucoure said: “I’m very delighted, I feel a lot of pleasure and a lot of pride to be a Palace participant. I’m proud to be at Palace nowadays.”
Doucoure is Palace’s third signing of this summer’s transfer window following the arrivals of Malcom Ebiowei and Sam Johnstone.
Chairman, Steve Parish has consequently proceeded to explain the 22 year-old’s arrival as “… yet another statement of intent, demonstrating our ambition to even further enhance the squad this summertime.”
On what is predicted of Doucoure this year, Parish added: “We are incredibly confident that Cheick will adapt seamlessly to the rigours of the Leading League and that he will lead positively to the squad, and I want him all the pretty finest for his time with us.”
Palace have paid an first £15.2m transfer rate for Doucoure but incorporate-ons could see the club pay up to £22m in total.
Internationally, Doucoure plays for Mali in which he has built eight senior appearances without the need of scoring considering the fact that making his debut in November 2018, acquiring been given his maiden contact-up a thirty day period earlier.
Doucoure could make his aggressive debut for Palace on Friday 5 August at Selhurst Park, as the Eagles host Arsenal in the opening match of the 2022-23 Premier League year dwell on Sky Sports activities.