Crystal Palace have completed a deal to sign Anderlecht striker Jason Eyenga-Lokilo, according to The Metro.
Eyenga-Lokilo had previously confirmed his new destination with pictures on his personal Twitter account.
Proud and very happy to have signed my first pro contract with Crystal Palace! CPFC🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/btF0PqdK6O
— Jason Lokilo (@JasonLokilo_10) July 29, 2015
Palace faced competition for the striker from Arsenal, who are already on the verge of signing a young player of their own in 15-year-old goalkeeper Joao Virginia.
The Gunners previously took the Eyenga-Lokilo on trial, but Crystal Palace leapfrogged in front of them when they attempted to sign the player.
The Belgian will begin his Crystal Palace career with the Under-18 team.
Crystal Palace are not in position to contend for a Premier League title any time soon, but they showed promise last season by finishing in 10th place.
It remains to be seen how they can perform in their first full season with Alan Pardew stepping into the hot seat at Selhurst Park.
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