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Its not easy: Crystal Palace newcomer Eberechi Eze teaches how to say his name

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Eberechi Eze, the young English forward who has joined Premier League side Crystal Palace, gets on with his new club’s fan base to teach how to pronounce his last name.

Its not easy: Crystal Palace newcomer Eberechi Eze teaches how to say his name - THE SPORTS ROOM
Image Courtesy: Crystal Palace

The English football scene has often found itself in a scuffle, trying to pronounce a player’s name that is not an orthodox English moniker. The supporters, having a hard time to get out of the comfort zone of their British accents, messing up the names of footballers.

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However, Eberechi Eze jumps on a quick solution to the problem. The British-born striker of Nigerial origin, went on a jolly chat with Palace TV, teaching his new club’s fans how to say his last name properly.

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Curious to know how to say Eberechi Eze properly? Check out the answer the clip below, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of Crystal Palace.

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Eberechi Eze: Crystal Palace’s latest signing is Roy Hodgson’s most expensive transfer

Eberechi Eze has joined the Eagles on a five-year deal, from EFL Championship side Queens Park Rangers for a transfer fee reported to be around £17 million, becoming the most expensive signing for club gaffer Roy Hodgson. The fee is speculated to be £16 million up front, with £4 million in add-ons.

“As a football club, I feel like there are great players here and it’s a brilliant opportunity for me to come and be with these players, to link up with them and to really push on,” Eze said following his arrival at Selhurst Park on Friday.

A youth product of Millwall FC, Eze joined QPR in 2016, and made his debut against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup. Across four seasons, the 22 year old has made 104 appearances for the Superhoops, and scored 30 goals. In the 2017-18 season he went on a loan spell to Championship club Wycombe Wanderers, where he made 20 appearances and netted 5 times.

Its not easy: Crystal Palace newcomer Eberechi Eze teaches how to say his name - THE SPORTS ROOM
Eze was with Championship side Queens Park Rangers for four years. (Image Courtesy: Reuters)

Having a Nigerian background, Eze has trained with the Nigerian national football team. In 2018, he made his international debut with the England U20s, and a year later was picked for the England U21s.

“Eberechi is a player whose development we have followed closely,” Steve Parish, Crystal Palace chairman said regarding their newest signing, “we are delighted he has chosen to sign for us over the other clubs that were interested and we feel that this is the right club for him to continue his development.”

Palace had a shoddy 2019-20 PL season, finishing 14th in the league table with 43 points. Their 2020-21 season opening face off is against Southamption on 12th September at Selhurst Park.

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Saikat Banerjee
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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.


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