Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford has revealed he has six-month break clause in the loan deal that saw him moved to Crystal Palace last summer.
The striker revealed that he personally opted to put a six month break clause into the Crystal palace loan deal. The clause will enable him cut short his time in south London should he not get enough game time at Alan Pardew’s side.
The 22 year old joined Alan Pardew’s side after a superb season at Middlesbrough in the championship and was subsequently named the Championship player of the year last season.
The move to Crystal Palace was Bamford’s first chance to play in the top flight of English football but he has played just six times in all competitions for Alan Pardew’s side.
The striker was left on the bench when Crystal Palace faced Liverpool despite the London club having problems with their striking options, Dwight Gayle missed the match due to a harmstring injury while Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh were also forced to miss the game against liverpool, but Pardew overlooked the 22 year old and opted for Yannick Bolasie as a make shift centre forward.
I put in a six-month break clause in case things didn’t work out,” Bamford told The Sun.
“That would be if the worst came to the worst because at the minute I’m there or thereabouts.”
Bamford has started just two games for the Eagles this season which came in Capital one cup games against Shrewsbury and Manchester City.
Bamford scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for Middlesbrough last season but he is yet to score a goal for Crystal Palace this term.