Soares seals deal
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crystal Palace starlet Tom Soares has put pen to paper on his new contract.Crystal Palace starlet Tom Soares has put pen-to-paper on his new contract.
The Eagles have been in talks for a number of weeks with the 18-year-old following interest from rival Premiership clubs - including Liverpool and Fulham.
Soares has now signed a four-year deal at Selhurst Park, pledging his future to the South London club until 2009.
"To be honest at the start of the season I didn't think I'd be in a position where I would be featuring in the first team," Soares told the club's website.
"I thought I'd probably travel with the squad a few times and get some experience with the first team but I got my head down and worked really hard in training, played well for the reserves and I got into the first team."