Crystal Palace winger set to be granted loan exit in January – South London News

Crystal Palace are expected to allow Malcolm Ebiowei to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window.

South Londoner Ebiowei joined the Eagles over the summer after his contract with Derby County expired following their relegation to League One.

He played 16 times last season in the Championship under then-Rams boss Wayne Rooney.

The 19-year-old made his Palace debut in the 2-0 opening matchday loss to Arsenal, replacing Eberechi Eze for the final four minutes.

His next league appearance came in the 3-0 loss to Everton after being handed the final 15 minutes by Palace chief Patrick Vieira.

Ebiowei – who played for Arsenal, Rangers and Chelsea at youth level – also made a substitute appearance in the 2-0 EFL Cup win over Oxford United.

Palace would have beaten Manchester United, Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur to sign Ebiowei.

He has been named on the bench in every Premier League game this season.

The sun reported that Palace boss Vieira is ready to let Ebiowei go on loan to earn regular minutes for the rest of the season.

When asked what Ebiowei should do to gain more minutes, Vieira said: “Malcolm is a young player who has to understand the role and the responsibilities when you are in the Premier League.

“He is still learning the game. He will have time, but at the moment it is a bit frustrating for him because he wants to play, but the other players around him are doing well, that makes it a little more difficult for him.

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