Crystal Palace part-owner Josh Harris insists he is committed to the Premier League club for the long-haul following speculation in the summer that the Eagles could be taken over.

Though Harris and fellow American billionaire David Blitzer took 18 per cent stakes in Palace in December 2015, it was claimed in the summer that the Eagles could be bought out for £200million by a Chinese consortium, while a group fronted by Tony Adams was also linked with a takeover bid.

However, Harris, who is in London with the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team he owns, insists that he is not looking to cash in on his investment.

“I enjoy being part of the Crystal Palace ownership group and fan base,” he told Standard Sport. 

“The Premier League and the NBA are the two most popular leagues in the world and I hope to be part of those leagues for a long, long time.”

Harris’ two years at Selhurst Park have been a challenging time for Crystal Palace who, despite reaching the FA Cup final in 2016, have battled against relegation and…

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