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Crystal Palace agree deal to sign Adam Wharton

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal to sign Blackburn Rovers talented midfielder, Adam Wharton, according to David Ornstein of the Athletic

Preparations for medicals with Palace are already in place as medical tests have been scheduled to take place in London today.

An official confirmation is expected soon as Palace have secured a deal for the England u21 midfielder for around £22million including add-ons .

In the previous week, Evening Standard revealed that Crystal Palace had a £18.5m bid for the talented midfielder rebuffed by Blackburn, as the Championship side were holding on to a £20m fee for the 19-year-old.

The length of the contract is not revealed but it is widely perceived that Wharton will be slotted right into the first team upon his arrival at Selhurst Park.

Midfield addition 

After losing out on Kalvin Phillips to West Ham United, Palace are eyeing Wharton as a potential replacement for Cheick Doucoure, who suffered a severe Achilles injury.

Wharton’s consistent performances at Blackburn, where he has featured in 26 matches under Jon Dahl Tomasson, have drawn close attention from Palace who have now agreed to a deal to acquire his signature.

Currently positioned 15th in the Premier League standings, The Eagles find themselves five points clear of the relegation zone. However, their recent form has been disappointing, with just one victory in their last 12 matches across all competitions.

Palace are actively striving to rectify their course, and bolstering their squad is deemed essential in their pursuit of a turnaround in form.

The South London Club are now setting their sights on bringing Wharton into their ranks this month. The youngster could potentially emulate the success stories of Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise, both of whom made the transition from Championship sides, Queens Park Rangers and Reading, respectively, to make significant impacts in the Premier League.

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