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Crystal Palace: Journalist tips Palace to steer clear of Wan-Bissaka

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Journalist Tom Barclay has claimed that Crystal Palace signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka is now very unlikely.

According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace were interested in re-signing Wan-Bissaka after the English right-back came through the Eagles youth academy before leaving the club in 2019.

However, Patrick Vieira has opted to bring in Chris Richards from Bayern Munich who can play anywhere across the backline, and this has led to the Wan-Bissaka interest to cool.

Despite Wan-Bissaka being linked with a move to Palace earlier in the window, Barclay spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that they have enough cover in that area of the pitch, so it is unlikely that they will attempt to bring him back to Selhurst Park.

He said: “I don’t think Wan-Bissaka’s very likely now because Chris Richards signed, who’s not always going to start at right-back, but they’ve obviously got Clyne, they’ve got Ward.

“Poor Nathan Ferguson’s injured again, so I don’t know about that one. But last I heard, yeah, unlikely on Wan-Bissaka.”

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TIF Thoughts on Barclay’s comments…

Wan-Bissaka was seriously out of favour last season for Manchester United after he featured just 20 times in the Premier League, while he has not played a minute in the top flight so far this season under new manager Erik ten Hag, so he might be keen to force a move in search for regular first-team football.

However, Palace might have ruled themselves out of signing Wan-Bissaka, after acquiring 22-year-old Richards on a five-year deal, as Vieira has opted to stick to his youthful recruitment policy and build the squad for the long-term future.

The Palace faithful might have been gutted to see Wan-Bissaka leave in 2019, but since he joined United, he has struggled to find any sort of form, so they might like the idea that the club are not likely to head back in for him this summer.

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