The inevitable has occurred at Selhurst Park.
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Edgar Davids has revealed he is ending his stint with Crystal Palace after just over two months with the Championship club.
The veteran Dutchman joined Palace in August on a pay-as-you-play deal and has been used at left-back by George Burley.
He started seven games for the Eagles, but rumours had surfaced in recent weeks that he was ready to call time on his spell at Selhurst Park.
The 37-year-old has now confirmed he will be leaving Burley’s strugglers and has thanked the club for the opportunity.
“Today I have decided that my journey as a player of Crystal Palace FC has come to an end,” said Davids on his official website.
“I want to thank all the people who supported me and gave me one of the greatest experiences of my life.” (Sky Sports)
I think it’s fair to state that Championship strugglers and Dutch veteran Edgar Davids were a pairing that was never really going to work. After allegations that the enforcer had clashed with team-mates at the training ground and had uttered the immortal line “I am the boss” in the process, it seemed that an exit was looming.
A simple look at the results the Selhurt Park side achieved when the 37 year old was in action kind of says it all. Palace managed just accrue just one point from the six games David started in and ten points from the nine games he didn’t feature in this season. That would appear to suggest the south London club can probably afford to do without him at the club.
Must have helped shift a lot of club shirts though.