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Eagles Complete Jerome Loan

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01:30 3rd September 2013

Crystal Palace have signed Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome on loan until the end of the season in a deal that was completed in the final minutes of the summer transfer window.  

The striker becomes Ian Holloway's 14th signing of a hectic summer as months of negotiations and speculation come to an end, with the 27 year old's paperwork being finalised just before the 11pm deadline.

Jerome began his professional career at Cardiff City and netted 20 goals in 47 Championship games during the 2005/06 season which alerted Birmingham City who spent £3 million on the striker. In his first season he helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League, and repeated the trick again two years later. During his five years at St Andrews he scored 42 goals in 202 games.

After lifting the League Cup in 2011 with the Blues, he then moved to Stoke City for £4 million and found the net 12 times during his spell at the Britannia Stadium, including one against Palace when the sides met in Staffordshire in an FA Cup third round replay last season.