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West Ham striker Sears open to permanent Palace deal

West Ham United striker Freddie Sears won't rule out making his loan move at Crystal Palace into a permanent deal.

Sears is enjoying his time at Selhurst Park.

"I've loved my time here from day one," the 19-year-old told the Croydon Advertiser. "I really want to stay for the rest of the season and repay the faith the manager and fans have shown in me."

With West Ham struggling near the foot of the Premier League and Palace pushing for a spot in the play-offs, Sears admits he has been giving his long-tern future some serious thought.

"All the lads in the dressing room have been asking me what I'd do if we went up and West Ham went down," he said. "You just don't know what's going to happen. I'm not saying that I don't want to go back to West Ham but, as I say, I've loved my time here and think the club can really push on in the next couple of years."

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