Palace keeping Soares
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tom Soares is close to signing a new deal with Crystal Palace.
Tom Soares is close to signing a new deal with Crystal Palace, quashing speculation that he could sign for Liverpool or Fulham in the summer.
The teenager has made his mark at Premiership level as The Eagles continue to battle against instant relegation.
"Tom will sign a new deal within the next day or two," revealed Palace boss Iain Dowie.
"There is no reason why he would want to go anywhere else.
"He'll become a very good player.
"He's 6ft 2ins, brave, quick, has good feet and there is a lot to come from him."
Dowie was not complaining about the tabloid speculation over the weekend that suggested Premiership predators were waiting to snap the midfielder up.
"It's good that there's speculation surrounding his future because it shows he is performing," reasoned the Selhurst Park boss.
"We're going to revamp his contract.
"He is a regular in our first team and deserves to be rewarded."