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Crystal Palace sign Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford on loan deal

Stamford Bridge striker to make Selhurst Park switch.

Crystal Palace have signed Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford on a season long loan deal according to the Guardian.

The 21-year-old proved a massive success during his temporary spell at Middlesbrough last season, winning the Championship Player of the Year award, but the young marksman was always going to find it hard to break through at Stamford Bridge.

Eagles boss Alan Pardew has already pulled off a massive coup to bring in PSG’s Yohan Cabaye, who the manager knows well from their shared time at Newcastle United, and a move to bring in Bamford will offer the South London side a strong option up front.

Bamford scored 19 goals for Middlesbrough last season but was unable to help the north-east side to secure a return to the Premier League.

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Chelsea signed Bamford from Nottingham Forest in 2012 but is still to play a single senior fixture for the Stamford Bridge side.

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