Hiram Boateng made his Premier League debut for Crystal Palace last weekend.
Alan Pardew has confirmed at his press conference this afternoon that Hiram Boateng will play a big part for Crystal Palace next season.
Palace have not seen too many of their own academy graduates break through at Selhurst Park in recent times, but Boateng looks the finest talent in their current development squad.
The 20-year-old was shipped out on loan to Plymouth Argyle earlier in the campaign, and his impressive performances in League Two have seen him come into contention with the Eagles.
Boateng has been named in Palace’s match day squads on numerous occasions of late, and Pardew has big plans for the midfielder in the future.
AP: H [Boateng] could be a big player for us next season. We'll be focussing in the summer on the academy.— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) February 11, 2016
Boateng was tipped for the top by Ian Holloway on Sky Sports earlier in the campaign, while he was on his loan spell at Plymouth.
During his time with Argyle, the powerful midfielder scored twice in 19 games.
Boateng made his Premier League debut for Palace last weekend against Swansea City, and it seems that he is set to earn many more appearances over the coming years.