Scotland Under-19 international Scott Banks has joined Crystal Palace from Scottish Championship side Dundee United on a three-year deal, subject to international clearance.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder made his debut for Dundee United earlier this season and spent the 2018/19 campaign with Clyde F.C. During his time on loan with the 'Bully Wee', he won the club’s Goal of the Season and was named Man of the Match in the game that secured Clyde's promotion from League Two.
After Banks completed the required forms at the south London club’s first-team training ground, he revealed that once he knew of the Eagles’ interest, there was only one place he was going to end up. He told Palace TV: “There’s no bigger stage I’d want to play on [than the Premier League]. It’s a big step up coming from Scotland.
“When you hear about that interest [from Crystal Palace], you want to pursue that, and push myself to the highest level. So it was a no-brainer that this was the place for me.”
Watch Banks’ first interview as an Eagles player over on Palace TV now. Simply click here (if on desktop) or 'Palace TV' within the app.