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Crystal Palace fullback Tayo Adaramola excited to pen pro deal

Crystal Palace fullback Tayo Adaramola has signed a first pro contract.

This season – his first as a regular in the Under-18s – he has started all seven games and won two penalties from left-back.

Speaking shortly after signing his first professional deal, the 17-year-old said: “I just feel so happy. I'm just grateful for everyone who's been with me throughout this journey and now the hard work continues.

“The next step is to be around the first-team as much as possible and to do well in the league this season."

Reacting to Adaramola's deal, Chairman Steve Parish said: “Congratulations to Tayo on signing his pro forms.

“Tayo follows in the recent footsteps of fellow U18 players Jadan Raymond and Fionn Mooney in committing his future to the club, and this announcement shows that following our recent elevation to Category 1 status, we are wholeheartedly committed to retaining our best talent.

“This is a landmark day in Tayo's career and everyone here is looking forward to seeing him work even harder to further his progression."

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