Crystal Palace sign Alex Nimely from Manchester City

Alex Nimely

Crystal Palace have signed Manchester City forward Alex Nimely on loan until the end of the season.

The Liberia-born 21-year-old, who has made two appearances for City, had spells at Middlesbrough and Coventry last season.

Eagles manager Ian Holloway told the club website:external-link "I've admired him for a couple of years. I like his movement, skill and his tenacity.

"I want him to play for us and get some goals and hopefully he'll do that."

The England Under-20 international has featured five times for City's Under-21 side this season.

"I've played against Blackpool and Crystal Palace a couple of times so I think the manager has been watching me for a long time," Nimely said.

"When he gave me the call to come here I was very happy to.

"His philosophy is great as he wants to play good football and help the young players improve."