TRANSFER NEWS – YANNICK BOLAISE

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We can confirm that Yannick Bolasie has signed a new three and a half year deal with Crystal Palace FC.

Bolasie has wowed Eagles fans in the Championship and Premier League, becoming the first player at the club to hit a top-flight hat-trick in the modern era when he helped sink Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last season.

The supporters and managers are both very pleased to see Bolasie remain at Crystal Palace.

A very pleased Bolasie tweeted:

”Delighted to have signed my new deal with CPFC words cant explain how happy I am I will just have to show it tomorrow”

 

Rihards Matrevics

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We are delighted to announce that Rihards Matrevics has signed a scholarship with West Ham United.

The very talented Rihards, a towering 6’7, 16 year old, has been rated among one the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe.

Rihards has impressed his fellow teammates and coaches alike and has trained with the first team but despite his young age Rihards impressive maturity has helped him settle down well in the UK following his move from Latvia.

Speaking after signing his scholarship, the Latvian U17 international said:

“I am really delighted to have signed. I’ve worked hard for this, and it’s always nice to for that to be recognised.
“I found out I was signing the contract only a few days ago but it’s something I’ve been hoping would happen for a while now.”

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Transfer News – Alex Pritchard

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Alex Pritchard has signed a new 4 year deal with Tottenham Hotspur.

The talented England U-21 international, spent last season on loan at Brentford where he scored 12 times and grabbed seven assists to help the Bees reach play -offs.

Here is the best of Pritchard during his time at Brentford, he has been tipped by many to break into the spurs starting line-up this season.

Transfer News – Charlie Goode

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We are delighted to announce that Charlie Goode has joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer from non-league Hendon on a two-year deal with a further 12 months option in the club’s favour, becoming Scunthorpe’s fifth signing of the summer. CHIS6hWWMAAPqLV

“Coming from non-league is a big jump, but I’m delighted to have joined and it’ll be a good experience and hopefully this move will take me a long way.

“I was at AFC Hayes two years ago and joined Hendon, with a couple of other offers at the time. I chose Hendon and Gary McCann gave me good football down there. I’ve near enough played every game since I went there and we just missed out on promotion in the play-off final last season.

Charlie transitioned from full-back to a central defender role, following a growth spurt, Charlie re-emerge as an up-and-coming player and has since been going from strength to strength.

“At a young age, I was with Fulham and with the squad I travelled out on tours to Italy and Spain,” he continued.

“At the time, I was very small so played at right-back and that’s sort of why I didn’t get my chance. I’m now nearly 6 foot 5 inches and a centre-half, so it’s helped me out massively.

The Iron’s fifth newcomer donned an England shirt as recently as just a week ago, featuring for the Three Lion’s ‘C’ team.

“The league is going to be a massive step up for me. I’ve got to work hard and try and earn my place here. I’ve got to work hard, but I know that already.

He added: “My pre-season starts now. I’m going to make sure that I’m fit enough for the first day of pre-season.”

Best of luck to Charlie! 

Internationals

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Calaum Jahraldo-Martin has been named in the Antigua and Barbuda squad for their 2018 World Cup Qualifiers vs St. Lucia.

Capable of playing comfortably on either wing, or in the pocket behind the striker, Jahraldo-Martin has been a revelation since opting to represent Antigua at the international level in August 2014. Jahraldo-Martin made his international debut in Antigua’s first match of the tournament, a 6–0 victory over Anguilla. He also scored his first international goal in the match, opening Antigua’s scoring in the eighth minute. This year Calaum has been named a player to watch this year.

‘The road may be long, the task may be daunting, but we are ready to deliver” – AntiguaFA 

Kasey Palmer- Goal of the season

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Kasey Palmer joined Chelsea FC in March 2013. He made his Under-18 debut against Manchester United in April 2013 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.

After a great season he ended it on a high by winning Academy Goal of the Season.

Here is a clip of some of Kasey’s outstanding goals this season.

Matt Targett – Young PLayer of the season

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Matt Targett proudly received the clubs Young player of the season award at Southampton’s player awards evening on Wednesday 20th May 2015.

”Its a dream come true to win an award like this at an amazing football club” – Matt Targett

Targett has made an impressive 12 appearances in total for the first team so far, after his debut in the 2-1 win over QPR at St Marys this season.

Andrew Egford from Hampshire Collegiate school and Academy Manager Matt Hale, presented Targett with the award and explained their reasons for choosing Targett, comparing his attributes of previous players such as James Ward-Prowse.

“Once again the staff in the academy were consulted on the choice for Young Player of the Year,” he said. “We have a multi-disciplinary approach in order to be a world-class player. We consider their attitude, discipline as well as their technical performance on it. The staff work here is best seen in the players who are past winners because those players are an example of the professionalism needed. The winner of this award stands for everything that we say in the Academy. He was aged eight when he joined us, made his first-team debut last summer, represented England at Under-19, 20 and 21 and signed a contract extension at the turn of the year. He’s everything we stand for in the Academy.”

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