Crystal Palace have signed 20-year-old midfielder Naouirou Ahamada on a three-and-a-half year deal, subject to international clearance.
The France youth international joins from VfB Stuttgart, for whom he made his senior debut two years ago in the Bundesliga after a spell at the Juventus FC Academy.
The box-to-box midfielder is currently enjoying a standout season in the German top-flight, starting 17 of Stuttgart’s 18 games in all competitions, scoring twice and – in his most recent fixture – registering two assists.
The midfielder has been capped by his country up to Under-18s level, and was part of the France Under-17s squad who finished third at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Finals in Brazil.
Chairman Steve Parish said, “We are delighted to welcome Naouirou to Crystal Palace.”
“Having already played in three different countries, Naouirou has shown an impressive ability to adapt to new challenges and deliver strong performances in a top league. We feel that his profile, skillset and character make him an ideal fit for Crystal Palace and the demands that await for him in the Premier League.”
On his transfer to Palace, Ahamada said, “I’m very happy to have joined this club. It is an amazing club, and I’m very excited to get started.”
“I want to show my quality, and I want to help this team with my quality. I want to play games, work hard, train hard and progress, and help the team.”