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Bafana Prospect Pens EPL Contract

Nikola Tavares Has Signed A New Contract With Crystal Palace

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 15, 2018 10:27 AM
Bafana Bafana future prospect, Nikola Tavares, has secured his immediate future with Crystal Palace by signing a new contract with the club.
 
The 19-year-old defender has reportedly indicated to Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter, that he has an interest in representing South Africa at a national level, despite the fact that he has spent much of his life in England.  
 
 
Tavares, who has played for Croatia at youth level, joined the Eagles last year after an impressive spell with Brentford, and it appears that Roy Hodgson’s side is keen to see what he can bring to the squad after stepping up into the U23s. 
 
Having just recovered from a long-term injury, the young defender - who recently met up with Baxter in England - will now be eager to make his mark at Palace next season as he tries to work his way through the ranks at Selhurst Park, and will be eager for Baxter to keep an eye on his progress.  
 
Siya sources have suggested that the teenager recently penned a deal that will secure his immediate future at Palace, with the youngster remaining one of the few South African players currently plying their trade in the United Kingdom.   
 

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afrikaanse Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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afrikaanse Jun 15, 2018 10:35 PM
Make sure this boy plays for bafana bafana by calling him now and use him in friendlies
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PROPHET OF DOOM Joined: 08 Jun 2018
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jun 15, 2018 10:57 AM
Baxter is d0ing a great j0b by finding this 0verseas based players.
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Tjitjotja Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Tjitjotja Jun 15, 2018 10:55 AM
Your article does not explain how does he become a prospect for bafana Bafana. Please clarify. Parents???

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