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Crystal Palace Academy pair Fionn Mooney and Jadan Raymond pen pro terms

Crystal Palace Academy pair Fionn Mooney and Jadan Raymond have signed professional contracts with the club.

The two players - who turned 17 last week - have been with Palace since Under-11 and Under-9 levels respectively, each earning international minutes this year for England Under-17s. Mooney is also eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland and Raymond has featured for Wales.

Speaking with Palace TV after putting pen to paper, Mooney said: "It is a proud moment for me, my family and everyone that has helped get me to where I want to be today - the smile on their faces is just awesome and I'm looking forward to the future."

Raymond echoed his teammate's comments, adding: "I grew up in South Norwood, so I've always seen the stadium from my bedroom window and heard the crowd chant.

"Back when Palace were in the Championship, when I was eight or nine. I saw Zaha, you know, just doing his thing and it is a great feeling to know that I am part of that now."

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