Former Northern Eire worldwide Stephen Craigan believes that Kofi Balmer can take his recreation to the following stage at Crystal Palace and has backed him to succeed.


Balmer, who will depart Larne FC for the Premier League this summer season, performed an necessary position as his aspect beat Glentoran within the European spot playoffs.


The 21-year-old was unable to forestall Larne’s elimination by the hands of St. Joseph’s FC of Gibraltar within the qualification section of the Europa Convention League.



Balmer’s performances, although, caught the attention of Patrick Vieira’s aspect and they’re hurrying to get the deal over the road after a price was agreed.


Craigan believes that Balmer has each instrument he must be a hit at his disposal, reserving specific phrases of reward for the teen’s perspective and work ethic.



I actually like Kofi as a participant and this can be a superb transfer for him”, Craigan advised the Belfast Telegraph.


He’s obtained the fitting perspective to achieve success and I all the time really feel that if you work your approach up it makes you extra appreciative if you get there.



You’ve put the arduous yards in, he’s had his urge for food whetted and now he can push on.


Kofi has had nice teaching which has obtained him this far and now he can take this chance with each arms and take his recreation to the following stage.”


Balmer would be the Eagles’ newest defensive signing after Chris Richards arrived from Bayern Munich this summer season.


The Selhurst Park outfit completed final season in twelfth place, although the one group within the backside half of the desk to have a constructive objective distinction, and can play host to Arsenal of their opening fixture on Saturday.


Balmer made 41 appearances in all competitions for Larne in the course of the 2021/22 season, scoring twice, aiding as soon as, choosing up ten cautions and one sending off.


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