'Dream come true': Everything Daniel Munoz has said after £6.9m Crystal Palace deal is confirmed

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Munoz has scored five goals in 17 games for Genk this season and will look to replicate that form in south London.

Colombian defender Daniel Munoz says joining Crystal Palace is a 'dream come true' after his move from the Belgian Pro League to the Premier League was confirmed. Palace agreed to pay Genk £6.9million for his service and he will arrive in south London as the long-term replacement to both Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Ward.

He's signed a three-year deal with an option for another if both parties are satisfied over the period. Munoz told the club's website that he was delighted to realise his dream of playing in the Premier League and living in London. 

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He said: “It’s a pleasure for me to be here at such a historic club, such a big club as Crystal Palace. I’m very excited and very happy, and I can’t wait to be on the pitch.

“Moving from Belgium to England is a dream come true. I’ve always worked to achieve this, and now I feel very, very, very happy and very excited.

“London is a historic city on a football level and that means a lot to me. My family and I are very happy to be able to come to this place and live in a city like London.”

He will join fellow Colombian Jefferson Lemar at Selhurst and admits he'd asked for advice when he first heard of the Eagle's interest.

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He added: “When I was asked if I wanted to come here, I asked Jefferson about the club, about the guys, about the facilities…. He gave me the best version of the club, the best of this institution. I think that was a point in favour of me coming here to Crystal Palace,”

Munoz has scored five goals in 17 games for Genk this season- and made his debut for Colombia in 2021 and has since been capped 23 times.

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