Crystal Palace confirmed on Friday evening that eight of their academy talents have been awarded professional contracts, with a number of Eagles supporters duly reacting to the news on social media.
Owen Goodman, Dan Quick, Cardo Siddik, Aidan Steele, Dylan Thiselton, Noah Watson, Jack Wells-Morrison and Joe Whitworth are the eight who have put pen to paper on Selhurst Park deals.
Where will Palace finish this season?
16th or lower
All of the eight players who were handed new deals helped the club finish as runners-up in the Under-18s league during their first season as a Category 1 academy.
The Eagles also shared on their website that 15 players unfortunately haven’t been offered full-time terms and would be leaving the club.
Palace fans react
Palace posted the news about the eight youngsters on their official Twitter page on Friday. Here is what these Eagles fans had to say in reply, with one describing it as ‘excellent news’ for the club.
“Excellent news, big season ahead for these boys“
“Cardo, Steele and Morrison, what a day”
“Great news for those who signed. Pleased the club have a policy of helping those who haven’t. Their dreams have been shattered but with support from the club they can still do amazing things in or outside the game. Don’t stop believing fellas. “
“Great news for all of these young professionals!”
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