Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is set to return to Stamford bridge after a disastrous six months at Crystal palace.
The Championship player of the year last season moved to Crystal Palace on a season loan loan in August but the striker found life difficult at Selhurst Park and he is set to activate the clause in the loan contract which would enable him terminate the loan spell in January.
Speaking after the game against Swansea, the striker confirmed that he has played his last game for Palace.
According to the times, the player said:
“This was my last game for Palace.” “If I am being honest, it has been terrible. No one wants to sit on the bench and not play.”
“It was my decision. The coaches have just found out. I have told them I am going. The gaffer hasn’t actually spoken to me. I will go and say bye now. But I think it will be fine. Shake hands and say it didn’t work. No hard feelings.”
“There were a few reasons for not playing, but you kind of saw through them. I was frustrated because there weren’t many strikers scoring. After New Year I go back to Chelsea. It is up to me to work hard and see what happens I know I can fit in at this level.”
However Palace manager Alan Pardew claimed he remains in the dark over the player’s decision as he is yet to hold talks with Chelsea as regards the player’s future.
Bamford featured six times in the premier league for Palace and failed to find the back of the net.