Brandon Aveiro has signed his first professional contract with the club on his 17th birthday. The attacking midfielder has been with the club since his eighth birthday in 2009 and put pen to paper in the presence of Sporting Director, Dougie Freedman.
"I’m delighted to have signed my first professional contract with Crystal Palace and feel this is the best place for me to develop my football and keep learning,’ said Aveiro as he prepares for more success for the youngsters this season.
"Hopefully we have a good season with winning the league our aim."
Aveiro made his debut for the club’s under 23 side during this pre-season.
Academy Director Gary Issott is pleased to see the progression of Aveiro but emphasis to the youngster that the work starts now with his first professional contract now confirmed.
“It is a great success story for Brandon having been with us since being eight years old and as a player is an exciting attacking player who can play wide or is just as comfortable playing behind the front two.
He has shown incredible intensity to keep improving his game but with signing his first professional contract the hard work starts here for him and I wish him all the best with us for the future.”