Crystal Palace fought back from losing their opening seven Premier League games of last season to secure an 11th-place finish, and they will need to keep hold of their core players for next season in order to put a stop to their incessant relegation battles.
“I would say yes. Ruben is really talented and has a lot of quality," the French defender replied when asked if he would like to have Loftus-Cheek in the squad for next season, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
“His season was a little bit difficult for him as he had a long-term injury but when he came back we saw the difference that he can make on the pitch. So yes, I think that it can be a really good deal for the club."
The 22-year-old caught the eye with his performances for Crystal Palace and successfully played his way into Gareth Southgate's 23-man England World Cup squad.
In 24 Premier League appearances, Loftus-Cheek scored twice and assisted three times, with his man-of-the-match performance against Stoke City helping to secure Palace's top-flight safety with a game to spare.
Given his brilliant campaign, it remains to be seen if Chelsea will be keen on loaning him out again, and a great World Cup will most likely see them prevent him from ever leaving Stamford Bridge.
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