Crystal Palace’s link with former player and current Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not going away.
That is according to Dean Jones, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Eagles’ transfer plans this summer.
Patrick Vieira’s side have made four signings this summer, with Sam Johnstone and Malcolm Ebiowei arriving on free transfers from West Bromwich Albion and Derby County respectively, whilst Lens and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucouré has arrived at Selhurst Park for a reported £21m.
And earlier this week, the club welcomed defender Chris Richards to Selhurst Park from Bayern Munich.
The Athletic reported back in April that the club were considering a loan move for Wan-Bissaka this summer, but nothing has materialised as of yet.
The former Eagles star left the club and signed for Manchester United for a package deal of £50m in July 2019.
And Jones believes that Palace will have to work out if they can make a deal happen, as there has not been any progress made on bringing him back to SE25 as of yet.
He said: “The Crystal Palace link isn’t going away.
“They’ll have to discover if there’s any way that they can make a breakthrough on that deal, because there’s not really been one yet.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
We believe that Palace fans would be satisfied with bringing Wan-Bissaka back to the club on loan for a season, with the £22.5m-rated ace being a sensible option for Vieira at right-back.
Joel Ward and Nathaniel Clyne were the main options for the Eagles in that position last season, but with both players on the wrong side of 30, Vieira might feel like he could do with some younger blood on that side of his defence, with Wan-Bissaka aged just 24.
We think that this is a signing that would be a solid addition for the side, but we also think that it wouldn’t be the end of the world if Palace don’t get a deal over the line and move on to other targets.
However, the fact that the links are persisting may suggest there is more to this than meets the eye.