Crystal Palace snap up teenage Derby winger Malcolm Ebiowei

Crystal Palace have announced that teenage winger Malcolm Ebiowei will join them on a five-year deal from July 1 when his contract with Derby ends.

The 18-year-old made his Rams debut in February and went on to make 16 Sky Bet Championship appearances last season, with his first goal in April.

Before joining Derby – which entered administration at the start of last season and ended it relegated – in 2021, Ebiowei had youthful spells with Arsenal and Rangers.

He told Palace’s official website: “I would like to thank everyone at Derby County for their incredible support over the last year or so, and for giving me the opportunity to show what I can do on the pitch. , and I would also like to thank the fans for their encouragement especially given the circumstances of last season.

“As everyone knows, the situation is very uncertain at Derby, so it was important for me to secure my long-term future.

“I’m incredibly excited to join Palace because they have an incredible squad and huge potential. I really hope to make a positive contribution to the team this season.

Palace Chairman Steve Parish said of Ebiowei, who has represented England and the Netherlands at youth level: “I am delighted that Malcolm has chosen Crystal Palace as the best place to continue his development. , following his impressive breakthrough into senior football in recent months.

“He’s a highly sought-after young player, and we really hope to provide him with a platform to thrive at the highest level.”

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