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DONE DEAL: Crystal Palace sign West Ham prospect Giddings

Crystal Palace have snapped up 18 year-old midfielder Jake Giddings from West Ham United.

Giddings signs for Palace after a short, successful trial period in March.

Having penned his deal in south London, Giddings explained his motivation for joining the Eagles' Academy: “My dad's side of the family are all West Ham, but my mum's side are from south London. So they're all Crystal Palace fans.

“Also, the way Shaun Derry, the Under-23s manager, was, the way the strength and conditioning coaches were, the way they worked with me, spoke to me, they really wanted to push me and that was a massive bonus"

Giddings is currently training with the club's Under-23s.

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