Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah thanks fans on Twitter after signing two-year extension

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

The Ghanaian international has signed a brand new deal at the club, despite not playing since August 2013.

Crystal Palace snapped up plenty of striking options in the winter. Yaya Sanogo arrived on loan, Shola Ameobi joined on a free transfer and Glenn Murray was welcomed back from his loan spell at Reading.

With that in mind it was perhaps the end of the line for another striker at the club, Kwesi Appiah.

The forward, who scored eight goals in a loan spell at Cambridge United earlier in the season, was signed by Dougie Freedman in 2012 after impressing at non-league Margate.

However he has not played for The Eagles since a League Cup appearance v Bristol City in August 2013 and his career at Selhurst Park appeared to be coming to an end.

But his impressive stint at Cambridge earlier this term caught the eye of the Ghanaian national team and he was included in the Black Stars squad for the African Cup of Nations in the winter.

He was in top form in Equatorial Guinea and has also been excellent for Palace’s under-21s side since his return, recently scoring a hat-trick v Leeds.

His contract was due to expire this summer, however that is no longer the case.

Palace have given him a new contract. It was reported yesterday by the official Palace website that he had signed a two-year extension with the club and the 24-year-old now looks set to get a chance at Selhurst Park.

The player himself has also Tweeted on the new deal and is clearly hopeful for his future at the club.

With Palace seemingly clear of relegation danger Appiah will now be hopeful of featuring for the club before the end of the season.

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