The Lowdown: Obou profiled
Obou joined Palace’s academy in January 2021 and has seemingly caught the eye at international level, along with the attention of several clubs.
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He has already turned out for Palace’s under-18s, and it looks as if he will remain with the Eagles when he turns 17 in November.
The Latest: Obou set to sign new Palace deal
The Daily Mail’s David Kent shared a story on Monday evening, suggesting that Palace will fend off interest from Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven to secure Obou to a three-year professional contract.
They described it as a boost for Palace, with the club agreeing on terms for a professional deal to kick in when he turns 17 later this year.
The Verdict: Good news for Palace
Obou clearly has plenty of potential, judging by the two European clubs being keen on his services, so Palace landing the teenager on a permanent professional deal can only be good news for Patrick Vieira.
The Eagles have a number of exciting attacking youngsters coming through, including Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and David Omilabu, who both penned professional deals last year, and Obou looks set to follow in their footsteps.
The next step for the 16-year-old could be to establish himself in the club’s under-23s over the coming years, with a view to eventually breaking through into Vieira’s first-team setup.
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