Crystal Palace Women sign Arsenal Academy duo

Crystal Palace's new signing, Gracie Pearse
Gracie Pearse at an England Women’s U-18 photo shoot. (Photo: Jon Super for The FA)

Crystal Palace Women have completed the signings of Grace Garrad and Gracie Pearse from Arsenal Academy.

Both players have been in the Gunners’ match day squads this season, while Pearse has been selected for England U-18s.

Garrad, 17, plays in midfield and 18-year-old Pearse is a defender.

Commenting on the two signings, Palace manager Dean Davenport told cpfc.co.uk: “I am delighted we have added to our squad with two young signings of real quality. Grace and Gracie have great futures ahead of them and I am proud that Crystal Palace will play a part in those.”

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