Jason Lokilo signed for ​Crystal Palace in 2015 from Anderlecht, but his lack of first team chances so far at Selhurst Park has led him to go out on loan to French Ligue 2 side FC Lorient. 


The 19-year-old winger spoke to ​Le Telegramme after his move and explained his decision to choose Lorient as his destination. 

He said: “As soon as they came forward, I didn’t hesitate. For me, Lorient is synonymous with good football, like a mini Barcelona.


"Two years ago, [Yohan] Cabaye told me they were a good club. I don’t know many people here, but I know there’s quality. Many players who came here became great players.


“Look at Guendouzi, now at Arsenal. It’s a very serious club who help youngsters develop and that’s exactly what I’m looking for. It’s a club with a lot of ambition, who, in my eyes, should be in Ligue 1 and not in Ligue 2”.

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Lokilo, who plays on either wing, moved to Palace when he was 17-years-old. Most of his time spent at Selhurst Park has been for the U-23 squad, but he was aware when he made the move that his first team chances would be limited to start with, the youngster stating: "I knew I would not play with the Premier League team and that I would be with the U-23s."


Lokilo also admitted to Le Telegramme that his dream is still to play in the ​Premier League, and just because he has now moved to Lorient does not mean that dream is over.