Man Utd transfer blow as Crystal Palace poised to win race for Derby wonderkid Malcolm Ebiowei

0
9


CRYSTAL PALACE are set to win the race for hot prospect Malcolm Ebiowei.

The 18-year-old winger is available on a free transfer after leaving Derby County.

Malcolm Ebiowei, left, is a free agent after leaving Derby and could join Crystal Palace

1

Malcolm Ebiowei, left, is a free agent after leaving Derby and could join Crystal PalaceCredit: PA

He was being pursued by Manchester United and Monaco.

But Palace appear to have beaten off the competition to sign a player who made 16 appearances for Wayne Rooney’s Rams in the Championship this term.

Eboiwei is understood to have undergone a medical on Monday.

And it is believed he has agreed a contract until 2027.

He follows the same path as forward Luke Plange.

Plange left Pride Park for Selhurst Park for £1million in January, before returning to Derby on loan.

Palace have a rich recent history of signing young players from the lower leagues.

Ebere Eze joined from QPR in 2020 for around £17m and flourished before an Achilles injury hampered his progress.

FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS

And Michael Olise, signed from Reading for £8m last summer, shone in the second half of the season just finished.

Palace have also been linked with West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone this summer as well as Harry Winks – although Everton are in pole position for the Spurs midfielder.

United, meanwhile, are still waiting to land their first signing of the Erik ten Hag era.

Antony looked close to a £40m switch from Ajax before the Dutch champs reportedly raised their demands.

The Red Devils continue to work on a deal for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.







LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here