Crystal Palace kickstarted their transfer deadline day by signing defender Zeki Fryers from Tottenham Hotspur, reports the Daily Mail. The player has put pen to paper on a three year deal with the Eagles, as he looks to inject a bit of life into his career.
The 21 year old is a product of the Manchester United youth academy, although he only managed to make 2 appearances for the Red Devils’ senior squad. A move to the Belgian side Standard Liege followed, before an eventual switch back to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.
The England Under-19 international has been unable to break into the White Hart Lane set-up, however, and has moved to Palace in the hope of regaining regular first-team football. He becomes Neil Warnock’s second signing since the former QPR and Sheffield United manager joined the London club.
‘I found out over the weekend from my agent that there was interest and I knew Crystal Palace were the best club for me at this time of my career,’ said Fryers. The player follows Wilfried Zaha into the side, as Warnock looks to be building a new young side at Selhurst Park. Fryers is a largely unknown commodity within the Premier League, but fans will hope that he can strike some good form for their side.