Man United and Crystal Palace top contenders to sign EFL wonderkid

Manchester United and Premier League rivals Crystal Palace are frontrunners to sign Derby County teenager Malcolm Ebiowei.

That’s according to a recent report from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who has claimed the 18-year-old striker could be close to moving to England’s top flight.

After enjoying youth spells with Chelsea, Arsenal and most recently, Rangers, Ebiowei, 18, joined Derby County’s senior set-up last summer.

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Since then, the talented Englishman has gone on to feature in 16 Championship matches, scoring one and assisting another two goals in the process.

Malcolm Ebiowei (right) in action for Derby County.

Ebiowei is undoubtedly destined for big things, but when it comes to deciding his next move, United will be hopeful that Rams’ boss and legendary forward Wayne Rooney can help influence the teenager’s decision.

The 18-year-old, who was born in the Netherlands, is set to be out of contract at Derby County this summer and could prove a decent and cost-effective addition to Erik ten Hag’s new-look squad.

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