Medical booked as Crystal Palace agree stunning £22m deal with Championship side for teenager

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Adam Wharton has been capped at England U19 and U20 levels and made his Blackburn debut at the age of 17 years.

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal with Blackburn Rovers to sign midfielder Adam Wharton for a fee that could rise to £22million, LondonWorld has been exclusively told. The 19-year-old is now set to undergo medical before signing his long-term contract with the south London club. 

Palace have already completed the signing of Colombian Daniel Munoz this morning and have now booked a medical for Wharton as they look to bring in quality to help manager Roy Hodgson before the January transfer window shuts. 

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Tottenham and other Premier League clubs were monitoring Wharton and Palace had a bid in the region of £15million initially turned down last week, but they have now been able to strike gold by agreeing a fee for the sensational teenager who is tipped to go all the way in his career. 

This season, he's made 26 appearances for Rovers and has scored twice and assisted three, his overall impact in breaking up play and keeping the ball well has caught the attention of the people at Palace who have moved fast to secure his signature.

Challenging league season for the Eagles

This has been a challenging season for the Eagles who have won only five of their 21 league games so far. Injuries to key players like Cheick Doucoure, Eberechi Ezi and Michael Olise has left manager Hodgson with less quality but the addition of Wharton and Colombian right-back Munoz is expected to lift the team and ensure they do not sleepwalk into a relegation battle.

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