Premier League side Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Leone Stars captain son Ibrahim Kargbo junior, according to the player’s father.

No details of his agreement with the club have been disclosed, but Kargbo Jr will continue with his development with the Place under 17 & 18 sides next season.

“I’m a proud dad. Thank God for this day, my son has signed for Crystal Palace. I give thanks to the almighty God. Am so proud of my boy,” Kargbo, 34, who made 34 international caps for Sierra Leone, told


Photo of Ibrahim Kargbo junior alongside his managers

The youngster, who was born in Sierra Leone before moving to Belgium at a very young age, has also had a spell with the Reading youth sides U-13 and U-16 where he continues to excel before his move to Palace.

The 16-year-old striker has a brighter prospect. He started playing his football with Germinal Beerschot U-9 sides in Belgium.

The Palace new under 18 acquisition moved to England from Belgium in 2014 with his uncle before joining the Reading FC youth system.

He’s really settled in quickly in England and is a direct type of front runner that wriggles and twists to get into pockets of space. He definitely has a goal in his locker.


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