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Crystal Palace sign exciting Derby teenager winger Malcolm Ebiowei on a five-year deal for free

Crystal Palace signs exciting Derby teenage winger Malcolm Ebiowei to a free five-year deal as the former Arsenal and Rangers Academy product looks set to make it in the Premier League

  • Malcolm Ebiowei has followed Luke Plange in trading Derby for Crystal Palace
  • The 18-year-old winger played for both the Netherlands and England at youth level
  • Palace chairman Steve Parish praised Ebiowei as ‘coveted player’
  • Ebiowei said he was “incredibly excited” to join a team with “huge potential”

Crystal Palace have confirmed they have struck a deal with Malcolm Ebiowei for the exciting winger who will join them from Derby.

Ebiowei, 18, signed a five-year contract and also passed a medical last week, with Palace now confirming his arrival.

Ebiowei will join Palace from July 1 when his Derby contract expires, and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will join West Brom, also when his contract expires.

Due to his age, Derby will have to compensate for Ebiowei, who followed forward Luke Plange, 19, as he made the switch from Pride Park to Selhurst Park.

Malcolm Ebiowei will join Crystal Palace for free when his Derby contract expires next week

Malcolm Ebiowei will join Crystal Palace for free when his Derby contract expires next week

Much in demand Ebiowei has been the subject of interest from home and abroad and Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “I am delighted that Malcolm has chosen Palace as the best place to continue his development, following his impressive breakthrough in senior football in recent months. .

“He is a coveted player and we very much expect to provide him with a platform to thrive at the highest level.”

Ebiowei thanked his former club for the support and the opportunity they gave him to impress in senior football and added: “As everyone knows the situation at Derby is very uncertain so it was important for me to think about my long term future. .

“I am incredibly excited about the prospect of joining Palace as they have an incredible squad and huge potential. I hope to make a positive contribution to the team this season.”

Wayne Rooney brought Ebiowei out of the youth line-up after an impressive run of goals

Wayne Rooney brought Ebiowei out of the youth line-up after an impressive run of goals

Ebiowei’s emergence was one of the bright spots of Derby’s season, which ended with relegation to League One after their valiant battle to beat the drop after being hit with a 21-point deduction.

Previously in the Arsenal and Rangers academies, Ebiowei, mainly a winger who also played through the middle, joined Derby last year.

He spent the first half of the campaign in the Rams’ youth line-up, scoring seven times in seven under-18 appearances and also playing for their under-23s.

Ebiowei, who has played for England and the Netherlands at youth level, then became one of the youngsters Wayne Rooney targeted during Derby’s relegation battle.

He shone when he stepped out of youth football and got his first taste of senior action, making 16 appearances in the second half of the season.

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