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Dates to Remember: When Every Crystal Palace Player's Contract Is Due to Expire

As the summer approaches, every manager will be looking to assess their players' contracts and formulate a transfer strategy. Roy Hodgson will be a particularly busy manager in the next few months with as many as 15 players able to leave this summer. 


It's been a turbulent few years for Crystal Palace, who've had six different permanent or temporary managers since 2014. With several managers bringing in their own players, it has created a somewhat mismatched squad, that has struggled to rise above a relegation battle.


Hodgson will now have his chance to put his stamp on the side, deciding which players he wants to keep and who could be moving on. Here's a look at when each Crystal Palace player's contract is due to expire.

1. Expiring 30th June 2018

Bakary Sako (FW) - Sako seemed like a bargain when he first arrived from Wolves, but injuries and loss of form have hampered a promising career. Has enjoyed a small revival under Hodgson but at 30, the winger is already past his prime. 


Lee Chung-yong (MF) - The Korean has been an underrated performer in south London, but has not been favoured by any of the managers he has played under. With just five appearances this season his stay at Palace could be up. 


Yohan Cabaye (MF) - An enigmatic player, Palace fans have been left both amazed and frustrated by the Frenchman. He has hit form at the right time though, guiding Palace away from the drop zone and entering negotiations for a new contract.  


James McArthur (MF) - Old firm rivals Celtic and Rangers are both believed to be interested, a return to his hometown of Glasgow could also be appealing for the player as he enters the final stretch of his career. 


Joel Ward (DF) - Ward could potentially be joining his teammate McArthur, with certain tenuous links to Celtic also emerging.


Martin Kelly (DF) - Things haven't gone well for Kelly since a promising start to his career at Liverpool. He is a regular starter in this Palace team, but Hodgson may be targeting a stable first choice right-back in summer. 


Damien Delaney (DF) - Delaney is reportedly settled and eager to remain at Palace, but the 36-year-old has only made two appearances for the club this season and could be deemed surplus to requirements. 


Julian Speroni (GK) - The long standing servant has been at the club for 14 years, but has fallen behind in the pecking order in recent seasons. Now 38, Speroni has already tried his hand as a restaurateur as he begins to think about life after football.    


Wayne Hennessey (GK) - When fit, Hennessey is Palace's first choice goalkeeper. Both player and club are eager to sign a new contract, and once the focus can be rested from Premier League survival he should pen a new deal. 


Diego Cavalieri (GK) - Incredibly a third Crystal Palace keeper whose contract is up, the former Liverpool keeper was only brought in as a free agent in March. A short deal suggests he was only required for temporary cover and the club will likely be targeting a new keeper in summer. Or two. Or three. 


Timothy Fosu-Mensah (DF) - The Manchester United loanee has been a popular choice with Hodgson, and unless his parent club plan to include him in their squad next season, Palace are likely to seek another loan move. 


Ruben Loftus-Cheek (MF) - A highly rated star at the Chelsea academy, Loftus-Cheek seems to have found a home at Palace, producing some of his best football to date. The allure of the top four could mean he opts to stay at Stamford Bridge and challenge for a place, but a permanent switch to Palace will likely be the best move for his career. 


Erdal Rakip (MF) - Rakip arrived on loan in January but has yet to feature for Palace. The club do have an option to buy in the contract they agreed with Benfica, though fans may be expecting to see the midfielder first. 


Sullay Kaikai* (FW) - The winger has only ever made three league appearances for Palace in his five years at the club. After several failed loan moves, Kaikai is likely to leave on a free in the summer. 


Ryan Inniss* (DF) -  The centre-half has never made a single professional appearance for Palace in seven years at the club, he's also struggled for game time on eight separate loan deals. It's very unlikely the club will offer him a new contract. 

2. Expiring 30th June 2019

Jason Puncheon (FW) - Puncheon has played a big part in Crystal Palace's Premier League survival in six seasons with the club - he'll be 33 by the end of his contract though.  


Pape Souare (DF) - The Senegalese international only returned to the side in September after more than a year out following a car crash. Hodgson has praised the player's performances upon his comeback and if he continues his form prior to his accident he should be in line for a new contract. 


Jordon Mutch* (MF) - The midfielder is currently on a short-loan with the Vancouver Whitecaps, who also have an option to buy the player in the contract. Palace also loaned him out last season and will be hoping a permanent deal can materialise in summer.


Jonny Williams* (MF) - A regular in Palace's promotion campaign but has never really found a footing in the Premier League. After four loan moves including this season where he was relegated with Sunderland, Palace will be eager to move him on. 

3. Expiring 30th June 2020

Christian Benteke (FW) - A club record £32m arrival, Benteke was instrumental in his first season scoring 17 goals, he's really struggle since though only netting twice this season. If form doesn't improve, Palace will probably look to sell whilst they can still demand a sizeable fee, they certainly won't want his contract to run down.


Connor Wickham (FW) - Goals have famously been a problem for Palace, failing to score in their first five league games this season. Add to that a spotty injury record, Wickham has failed to live up to the hype since his 2015 arrival. 


Luka Milivojevic (MF) - One of Palace's stand out stars this season, his 10 goals from midfield have helped alleviate the pressure on a faltering front line. 


Scott Dann (DF) - Club captain since 2016, Dann represents one of the most glaring omissions in the England national team. Hodgson is enjoying the benefit of the centre half now though.  

4. Expiring June 30th 2021

Andros Townsend (FW) - A firm favourite of Hodgson during his time as England manager, he'll be relishing the opportunity to coach the pacy winger again. 


Mamadou Sakho (DF) - Always looked suspect in the Liverpool back line, but played a key role in steering Palace to safety last season, convincing the board to splash out £26m to make the deal permanent. 


James Tomkins (DF) - A lot of West Ham fans were unhappy when the club allowed Tomkins to depart for Premier League rivals, which is the sign of a good player.


Patrick van Aanholt (DF) - In Van Aanholt, Palace have arguably the league's most underrated full-back. A Chelsea academy graduate, he could still offer a lot to a top six side, combining an excellent blend of attack and defence. 


Jeffrey Schlupp (DF) - A Premier League title winner with Leicester, Schlupp offers another excellent alternative at left-back. If one of the two was converted to the opposite side, Palce would have a very strong looking defence, all under contract until 2021. 


Jaroslaw Jach (DF) - A January arrival for Palace, the Polish centre half has yet to play his game for the club, Hodgson must have a plan for him going forward though. 

5. Expiring June 30th 2022

Wilfried Zaha (FW) - Palace were smart to tie their star man down to their longest contract, having already departed for Manchester United before, Zaha has attracted plenty of top suitors with his performances this season. They may not be able to hold onto the winger but they have at least protected his value, allowing the club to effectively name their price. 


Alexander Sorloth (FW) - The Norwegian striker was a January deadline day arrival as Hodgson looked to add some much needed fire power to his squad, he has yet to score for Palace but should be expected to play a big role next season after a £9m transfer fee. 


Jairo Riedewald (DF) - One of Frank de Boer's summer signings, the Dutchman has struggled to make a consistent impact in the league this season. He's only 21 though, so he could yet prove a good prospect for the future. 


Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DF) - A local lad who has emerged through the academy of late to many plaudits, he earned his first senior start in the midst of a injury crisis in February but has since become a preferred choice at right-back.