Former USMNT youth international Jacob Montes signs one-year contract with Crystal Palace

The American midfielder has agreed a move to Selhurst Park after leaving Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Former United States youth international Jacob Montes has signed a one-year contract with Crystal Palace.

The American midfielder has agreed on a permanent move to Selhurst Park, subject to international clearance, after leaving Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. – where he won the NCAA national championship while serving as captain.

Montes, who has also played for the Portland Timbers USL reserves and represented the U.S. national team at Under-19 level, will join up with his new team-mates in south London for pre-season before the 2021-22 Premier League campaign kicks off in August.

What’s been said?

Montes expressed his delight after being unveiled at Palace on Tuesday, telling the club’s official website: “I’m extremely excited. It’s been a dream to be a professional soccer player since I could walk, really, so to be able to sign for a Premier League club is incredible.

“I want to try to make a good impression, and do whatever I can to perform at the highest level.”

Eagles chairman Steve Parish added: “We’ve been really impressed by Jacob, and welcome him to the club.”