The Crystal Palace owner has confirmed when fans will see their January signing in action.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has given fans an injury update on winger Lee Chung-Yong via his Twitter account.
The Eagles signed South Korean winger Lee from Championship side Bolton on deadline day of the January transfer window for an undisclosed fee, although it may have been as little as £1 million, according to the Daily Mail.
However, he is yet to feature for Alan Pardew’s side after he suffered a minor leg fracture while playing for South Korea in the Asia Cup, although the injury was obviously not serious enough to hamper his transfer to the London club
Now, owner Parish has given fans an update on when they can expect to see their new man in action.
“Chungy-Yong Lee is about three weeks away from full training,” answered Parish, in response to a question about the former Bolton man.
Unfortunately then, it seems Palace fans will be waiting for some time yet before they get to see their new signing in action. Even when he does return it’s unlikely he’ll be an instant starter anyway given Palace’s set up at the minute.
Wilfried Zaha has firmly established himself in the side since making his loan move from Manchester United permanent, while Yannick Bolasie remains a firm fan favourite who Lee is unlikely to replace instantly as well. For now though, he’ll be focused on just getting fit before the end of the season.