Palace director drove Ebiowei into United snub
Malcolm Ebiowei ignored Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag and Steve McClaren to join Crystal Palace – with Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman DRIVING him to his signing.
Highly-rated Ebiowei, 18, has moved to Selhurst Park from Derby on a free — a deal we first revealed in April.
McClaren was a technical director at the Rams and tried to get the winger to follow him in a series of phone calls. Ebiowei even snubbed a text from new boss Ten Hag.
But London teen Ebiowei was swayed to join the Eagles after transfer-guru Freedman made it his personal crusade.
The club’s sporting director met him twice, then went back to see him in a South London gym last week before showing him around Palace’s facilities.
Then the canny Scot turned up at the player’s door to take him for his medical and signing.
Source: The Sun