Crystal Palace agree fee for George Boyd

Crystal Palace have this evening agreed a fee for Peterborough United midfielder/forward George Boyd.

It hasn’t been disclosed what the fee will be, though the player will travel to Selhurst Park tomorrow to agree personal terms and to undergo a medical with the side he has supported since he was a child.

In light of the cash windfall the Eagles received for the sale of Wilfried Zaha, Manager Ian Holloway is looking to act quickly by bring in a player of Boyd’s quality to offer a further creative edge to his promotion chasing side.

News of a free being agreed for the midfielder who can play upfront, comes only days after they agreed a deal for Sheffield United striker Nick Blackman. The player rejected the opportunity to move to London and instead looks set for a move to Premier League side Reading.

Boyd has made over 300 appearances for the Posh in his six year spell with the club since joining from Stevenage for a £260,000 fee.

Peterborough United Chairman Daragh McAnthony tweeted:

“We have agreed terms with Crystal Palace for the transfer of George Boyd tonight. The player will now talk terms with Palace.

“It’s obviously sad news for us at Posh but we couldn’t turn this opportunity down for the player.

“Many clubs have made bids which in truth were verging on taking the mick, however CP have backed their manager & met our terms today.

“George has been a Palace fan all his life & now has chance if he joins them to help them get promoted to Premier League.

“We have had nearly 7 years of Boyd talent to enjoy & I hope he now gets to strut that talent in Prem next year if he does leave Posh.”