Tyrick Mitchell: Crystal Palace confirm new four-year contract for defender

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<p>The academy graduate has put pen to paper on a long-term deal</p> (Sebastian Frej for CPFC)

The academy graduate has put pen to paper on a long-term deal

(Sebastian Frej for CPFC)

Crystal Palace have confirmed that academy graduate Tyrick Mitchell has agreed a new deal until 2025.

The contract, which was signed some months ago, ensures Palace have protected one of their brightest prospects and leaves chairman Steve Parish and sporting director Dougie Freedman with one less headache this summer.

Mitchell's initial deal would have seen him out of contract at the end of this season, along with half of the senior squad.

The young left-back, who has established himself as a senior member of the squad this season under Roy Hodgson, is a core part of Palace's plans for the future alongside the likes of Eberchi Eze and Nathan Ferguson.

Speaking to the club website, Mitchell said it's an exciting time to be at Palace: “Yeah definitely, especially with the academy building and the players coming through, it is a great time. The youth that we have got now, it is great to see.”

Palace have invested £20million in their academy site over the past year with the Beckenham site set to be officially opened soon.

“This shows once again how our academy can attract the very best young talent and develop them into first-team players," said Parish. "Tyrick’s progress is an immense source of pride for our club and academy.”

Mitchell progressed through the youth ranks after joining the club from Brentford in 2016.

The Eagles have a number of contracts to address come the end of the season, with the deals of 11 players as well as manager Hodgson coming to an end this summer.

Gary Cahill, Scott Dann and Joel Ward are all expected to be handed new deals, while Mitchell’s main competitor for his position, Patrick van Aanholt, is set to leave.

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