Crystal Palace have confirmed on their official website that Jairo Riedewald has extended his stay at Selhurst Park. It is understood that the Dutch midfielder has committed his long-term future to the Eagles by penning a new contract which will run out in the summer of 2024 (via cpfc.co.uk).
Riedewald’s Growing Influence At Selhurst Park
Riedewald has enjoyed a solid season at Selhurst Park as he has been responsible for producing a few dominant displays as one of the holding midfielders in Roy Hodgson’s first-team. The Haarlem-born sensation has been involved in 20 matches for the Eagles this term, scoring two goals in the process on all fronts.
The former Ajax youngster has struggled to find consistency as most of his Premier League appearances has come from the bench. He is averaging 0.9 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.6 clearances and 0.4 key passes per game in the English top-flight. However, Riedewald deserves a pat on the back for distributing possession immaculately from midfield as evidenced by his pass success rate of 90% in league football (stats via whoscored).
Now that the Dutch midfield ace has committed his long-term future to the Selhurst outfit, he can focus solely on becoming a regular starter under Hodgson’s stewardship. The 24-year-old has a lot of room to grow into a solid midfield enforcer for the Eagles in the coming seasons when he enters the peak stage of his playing career.
What Does The Dutch Midfield Ace Offer On The Pitch?
Riedewald is maturing into a capable defensive midfielder for Palace as he has got good defensive awareness to sniff out the danger quickly when called into action. He is a decent tackler and can make some important clearances at the back.
The Dutch sensation has also added a few goals to his game and is usually quite tidy when passing the ball to his teammates in the opposition half. However, he needs to improve his creativity if he wants to develop into a top midfielder someday.
Riedewald Extends His Contract With Crystal Palace: Good Move For Everyone Involved?
Hodgson has to ensure that he keeps the core group of players he can trust happy at Selhurst Park in the long-run. Riedewald has proven himself to be one of the most dependable players alongside Luka Milivojevic at the centre of Hodgson’s midfield.
The Dutch tackler has shown that he has what it takes to become a solid midfielder under the Palace boss’s guidance in the future. Therefore, Riedewald’s decision to extend his stay with the Eagles will be a good move for both the player and the South London club in the long-run.