Crystal Palace midfielder Jadan Raymond is in advanced talks with Leeds United about a possible summer move, according to a report from the ever-reliable Phil Hay of The Athletic.
The 16-year-old was offered a professional contract by the Eagles but he’s decided not to sign that deal and as such, he is set to leave at the end of this month.
The teenager has also held talks with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes and as it stands, he’s yet to make a decision on where his future lies, but it looks certain that it does not lie at Selhurst Park.
Raymond apparently has concerns that the pathway to first-team football at Palace isn’t one that is completely clear, whereas both Leeds and Vitoria do have a clearer route from academy football to the highest level.
If Raymond moves abroad, Palace will only be entitled to a nominal compensatory fee under FIFA rules, but if he goes to Leeds, the fee will be decided by a tribunal, which could see Palace get a larger sum of money than they would if he did move to Portugal.