Crystal Palace confirm signing of midfielder Naouirou Ahamada
By Tom Gott
Crystal Palace have finalised the signing of French midfielder Naouirou Ahamada from Stuttgart.
The 20-year-old, who spent time with the Juventus academy before his move to Germany, has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract at Selhurst Park.
“I’m very happy to have joined this club. It is an amazing club, and I’m very excited to get started," said Ahamada after completing his move.
“I want to show my quality, and I want to help this team with my quality. I want to play games, work hard, train hard and progress, and help the team.”
Chairman Steve Parish added: “We are delighted to welcome Naouirou to Crystal Palace.
“Having already played in three different countries, Naouirou has shown an impressive ability to adapt to new challenges and deliver strong performances in a top league. We feel that his profile, skillset and character make him an ideal fit for Crystal Palace and the demands that await for him in the Premier League.”
Palace are not expected to finish their transfer business just yet, with a loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga close to completion.