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Crystal Palace: Pundit hints at potential shock transfer

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Pundit Carlton Palmer has claimed that Crystal Palace would be open to welcoming back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to the club in the summer.

There have been reports that state Wan-Bissaka is on the radar of Crystal Palace ahead of the summer transfer window, but a loan deal may be a more likely option due to his wages. The 24-year-old defender only signed for Manchester United from the Eagles in 2019.

Wan-Bissaka has been somewhat out of favour for United this season, he has featured in just 20 out of the club’s 37 Premier League games this season, whilst failing to contribute with a goal or assists.

With the reports stating the Wan-Bissaka could make a return to Selhurst Park, Palmer highlighted to GiveMeSport that the transfer depends on what new United boss Erik ten Hag thinks of him.

“I think they would (welcome Wan-Bissaka back). I mean, he was a fan’s favourite when he was there. We’ll have to wait and see what Ten Hag thinks about him as a football player,” Palmer said.

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TIF Thoughts on Carlton Palmer’s comments…

Wan-Bissaka has a mixed bag in terms of stats for United this season, in the Premier League he has the 11th highest average player rating (6.91) but he has the highest amount of interceptions on average per game (1.7) and he makes the most tackles on average per game (2.5), as per Sofascore.

The 24-year-old defender would be a great option for Patrick Vieira next season if he was to return to the club that he was loved at by the fans. It seems to be a different story at United as he has seen his game time cut this season.

Vieira is looking to build a youthful squad, with players such as Marc Guehi and Tyrick Mitchell being given first-team opportunities, and they have both thrived from this, evidently by being named in the England squad, so the French manager may be able to have a similar effect on Wan-Bissaka.

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