South Asia

Nepali youngster Bivesh Gurung signs for Crystal Palace

The 16-year-old has agreed on a scholarship with English Premier League side Crystal Palace, according to reports.

The club’s scouting staff has watched him playing for his hometown club Maidstone United, as well as the county representative side.

The young midfielder has been offered terms with the Eagles after a series of trials over the space of five months, according to sources.

Bivesh is set to start his full-time scholarship with Crystal Palace in July.