Sierra Leonean defender, Umaru Bangura aka Zaingalay, will soon sign for newly promoted English Premier League side Crystal Palace, according to the player's agent Tony Finnigan who himself was a former Palace player.

Finnigan has claimed that Bangura will soon sign for the Premier League club, adding that discussions between Palace and Bangura's club, FK Haugesund, are ongoing which will see the player move to England as Finniganis insisting that the South London team is still very interested in the player's signature.

"Umaru will sign a feed contract with Crystal Palace shortly," revealed Finnigan to Haugesund Avis. The former Palace player said he knows the manager Ian Holloway personally, and that negotiations on personal terms for Bangura are only a formality.

"I'm going to seek a three-year contract for Umaru. He will travel to England when his Haugesund contract runs out at the end of November and will be ready to play for Palace on 1 January 2014," Finnigan reaffirmed.

"Personally I would also wish that Haugesund could have something left for the good work they have done with Umaru. They have been a big part of his development.A low transfer fee with resale clause for example. It would be a win-win situation. It also would have established a partnership between Crystal Palace and FK Haugesund."

Meanwhile, FK Haugesund are presently with four pure center-backs in the squad - Umaru Bangura, VegardSkjervefossen, Martin Bjørnbak and DusanCvetinovi- and Sports Director AsbjørnHelgeland has said he cannot make any comment on whether it is still possible for Bangura to leave FKH in the summer.