Specially: Crystal Palace have fended off interest from a number of Europe’s top sides and have convinced starlet Ziyon Atta to commit his future to the club.
Palace snapped up the highly-rated forward from Millwall in 2018, beating Tottenham and Arsenal to his signature at the time, and he has since emerged as one of the top prospects in European football. Is.
Knights’ Zion Atta scores the winning goal for Crystal Palace in the U15s National Cup Final, their first ever National Cup win!
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— Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy (@HabsKnights) May 7, 2019
A number of top Premier League sides continue to pursue Atta, but 90 Minutes understands the 15-year-old has rejected interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to stay at Selhurst Park. Inter and Juventus were also chasing the Italian-born youngster.
The youngster is now staying with Palace on a scholarship form, as he is unable to sign a professional contract until he turns 17 in early 2022.
Atta is held in incredibly high regard, and many believe the 15-year-old forward could make his senior debut within 18 months.
The youngster has been capped by England at youth level this season – scoring his country’s only goal as England Under-15s lost 3-1 to the Republic of Ireland in December – but is yet to play for Italy. Available.
In May 2019, the forward scored in the Premier League National Super League Final against Wigan as Palace won the prestigious youth tournament for the first time in their history.
After spending five years in the Millwall youth system, Palace reportedly paid the club £60,000 to bring Atta to Selhurst Park at the end of 2018.
The forward is aware of the huge interest in him but he and his family are delighted with how he is progressing at Palace, and believe they are the best club for him to continue his career at this point. are
The Eagles have a proud history of bringing in youngsters and giving them opportunities in the first team, with Wilfried Zaha, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Moses all coming through the Palace youth system and breaking into the first team before turning 21.