Nelsson is currently plying his trade in his native Denmark with FC Copenhagen, where he has managed to amass an impressive 181 senior appearances at the age of just 22 for both his current club and FC Nordsjaelland.
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Reports have been claiming that the Eagles may look to move for Nelsson, who could be a bit like Jairo Riedewald, who is able to play as both a centre-back and a central midfielder.
Having started his career as a midfielder, Nelsson would be both confident and comfortable on the ball, which will have attracted Patrick Vieira’s attention given how his preferred style of play is to get the ball forward from his centre-backs quickly.
Nelsson is a player of interest to Palace and Cook discussed the 22-year-old on the HLTCO podcast.
“Another player that is being linked is the name of Victor Nelsson. He’s a 22-year-old centre-back, who’s currently on the books at FC Copenhagen.
“He’s someone, that having spoken to Danish football experts, has this huge potential and someone that could potentially make the step up to Premier League football and take to it like a duck to water.”
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Last season, Palace had the highest average age of any squad in the Premier League at 28.8 years old and after letting players such as Wayne Hennessey and Scott Dann leave, bringing in a 22-year old centre back would be a smart signing by Vieira in addressing that issue.
Nelsson has never played outside of Denmark, which could be a cause for concern depending on how quickly he can adapt to the pace of the Premier League, however, he has age on his side so may be able to afford to wait a season and learn from someone like James Tomkins or Gary Cahill, although the latter is still yet to sign a new deal.