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Chamakh Pens New Palace Deal

11 July 2014

Crystal Palace are delighted to confirm that Marouane Chamakh has signed a new contract with the club.

The Moroccan striker has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal to prolong his stay at Selhurst Park. 

Chamakh, 30, joined the Eagles on a free transfer from Arsenal last summer and bagged his first goal for the club in the 2-1 defeat at Stoke City in August 2013. 

That was the first of his six goals in all competitions last season as he impressed in a deeper ‘number 10’ role under Tony Pulis to become a firm fans favourite in SE25.

Speaking to the Palace Programme back in May, Chamakh confirmed it had always been his intention to agree fresh terms in SE25.

He said: “My first choice would be to continue my adventure with Crystal Palace. My priority is to stay here.

“The adventure here is not over. We’ve had a good season and built something really, really strong. I hope that will continue.  

“I’ve played more football this year and that’s why I came here. It was a challenge to play regularly, to enjoy my football and have fun again.

“I lost that before, so it was really important for me to find that emotion again. I needed that, I wanted that and I am so happy.”

Chamakh will now fly out to Austria to join up with the rest of the Palace squad on their pre-season training camp and could play a part in the friendly against GAK Graz on Wednesday. 

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