Scott Banks has opened up on his move from Dundee United to Crystal Palace.
After months of speculation, it has finally been announced that Banks is a Palace midfielder. He joins the Selhurst Park side on a three-year deal from Tannadice.
Speaking to Palace’s website, he says that the move from the Scottish Championship to Premier League status will be a ‘big step up’ for him.
“There’s no bigger stage I’d want to play on [than the Premier League]. It’s a big step up coming from Scotland,” said Banks.
“When you hear about that interest [from Crystal Palace], you want to pursue that, and push myself to the highest level. So it was a no-brainer that this was the place for me.”
It’s a situation that’s rumbled on for months but finally there is a conclusion to Banks’ future. Robbie Neilson’s side had big plans for the youngster but he opted to reject a Tangerines deal.
It resulted in him being frozen out of senior contention. Palace were thought to have had a bid rejected in the summer for the teenager but it’s taken them until now to finally get Banks.
It’s over with now though and all parties can look to the future. Initially, Banks will take his place in the Selhurst Park side’s respective academy teams.
Perhaps one day we’ll see the Tannadice academy product in Premier League action.