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Crystal Palace: David Obou set to sign professional deal

Crystal Palace: David Obou set to sign professional deal - Crystal Palace News

Crystal Palace youngster David Obou is set to sign a three-year professional contract at Selhurst Park when he turns 17 in November, The Guardian report.

The Lowdown: Obou profiled

Obou joined Palace’s academy back in January 2021 and has seemingly gone from strength to strength with the club.

The 16-year-old has made eight appearances in the U18s Premier League in midfield and on the left-hand side, as per Transfermarkt, scoring once.

He also netted a ‘brilliant’ goal against Manchester City in the U18s PL Cup last year, and it looks as if Obou will now take a big step in his bid to become a Premier League player.

The Latest: Professional Palace deal

The Guardian shared a story on Tuesday looking at 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs.

Obou was Palace’s inclusion in the story, with Ed Aarons claiming that the creative teenager is set to sign a three-year pro deal with the Eagles following interest from Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven in the summer.

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The Verdict: Good news

Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman appear to have found a real gem in Obou, so it is good to see that the club are being proactive when it comes to offering the player senior terms.

Obou may well have been tempted by the reported interest from Bayern and PSV, especially as a number of English youngsters have gone abroad and successfully developed into first-team players.

Noni Madueke, previously on the books at Palace, is a prime example and is now considered a PSV star, so it is exciting to know that Obou will seemingly remain at the club for the next three years.

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