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Report: Crystal Palace beat Leeds in race to sign in-demand Portuguese talent

Crystal Palace have reportedly beaten Leeds United and other Premier League clubs to the signing of Adler Nascimento.

The Daily Mail reported on Saturday afternoon that the Eagles were set to sign the Peterborough academy talent ahead of the Whites.

Meanwhile, the Peterborough Telegraph has claimed that Palace have already signed Nascimento.

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Posh were reportedly hoping to persuade the 16-year-old forward to stay after offering him a new scholarship and professional deal.

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However, it looks as though Nascimento is on his way to Selhurst Park.

While Palace haven’t confirmed the deal as of Saturday afternoon, Transfermarkt lists the Portuguese talent as part of their U18 setup.

Nascimento had been prolific for Peterborough’s youth teams and featured for their under-18s aged just 15.

His progress coming through the ranks earned him involvement in Darren Ferguson’s first-team plans last season.

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Nascimento made his senior debut on the final day of the campaign, a 4-1 win at Doncaster.

The Daily Mail also said Palace are in talks with Peterborough to try and reach an agreement over a fee.

The Championship side is apparently holding out for around £500,000.

If a compromise cannot be found the matter will be decided by a tribunal, added the report.

West Ham, Wolves and Brighton were also reportedly monitoring Nascimento.

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