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Crystal Palace: Alan Nixon makes Aaron Wan-Bissaka claim

Crystal Palace: Alan Nixon makes Aaron Wan-Bissaka claim -Crystal Palace News

Reliable reporter Alan Nixon is unsure whether Crystal Palace would pay ‘big money’ for Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Lowdown: Wan-Bissaka links

Palace sold the 24-year-old to United back in 2019 in a deal worth £49.5m, with Wan-Bissaka making 126 appearances for the Red Devils since then.

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Reports earlier this month linked the Eagles with a move for their former defender over the summer, suggesting a loan deal was more likely than a permanent move.

Sky Sports have now revealed that the full-back isn’t in Erik ten Hag’s plans and that United will listen to permanent offers as a result.

The Latest: Nixon reacts

Nixon was asked by a Palace fan on Twitter if the Eagles were in the frame to bring Wan-Bissaka back to Selhurst Park following the major update from Sky Sports.

The journalist described it as an ‘odd development’, adding he isn’t sure if ‘Palace would pay big money or wages’.

“It’s an odd development as he wasn’t available a month ago… not sure Palace would pay big money or wages… maybe have other priorities right now.”

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The Verdict: Loan with option to buy?

Patrick Vieira has just two right-backs on the books heading into his second season in charge. Joel Ward and Nathaniel Clyne are both over 30, with the latter of the two actually out of contract at the end of June.

Therefore, a new right-back could be of interest to the Eagles, so a season-long loan offer for Wan-Bissaka which includes an option to buy could be a wise move.

That would then allow Vieira to bolster other areas of the pitch with permanent signings, where a new midfielder could also be high on the agenda, especially as regular Conor Gallagher looks set to return to Chelsea.

In other news: ‘Outstanding’ Palace ace may now quit SE25; could ask Parish to terminate his deal  

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