Transfer News: Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh signs two-year contract
Last Updated: 11/07/14 11:29am
Marouane Chamakh has signed a new two-year contract with Crystal Palace.
The Morocco striker joined Palace on a one-year deal last summer from Arsenal and helped Tony Pulis’ side avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Chamakh scored six goals for Palace last season, including a run of three successive league games in December, and was transformed into playing in a position behind the main striker by Pulis.
Speaking towards the end of last season, the 29-year-old indicated his intention to further his career at Selhurst Park.
“My first choice would be to continue my adventure with Crystal Palace. My priority is to stay here,” Chamakh told the club's matchday programme in May.
“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 join the rest of the Palace squad in Austria for pre-season training and could feature in the friendly against GAK Graz on Wednesday.