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Crystal Palace: Eagles interested in Eddie Nketiah

Crystal Palace: Eagles interested in Eddie Nketiah - Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Lowdown: A busy summer ahead…

It looks set to be a frantic few months at Selhurst Park. Roy Hodgson’s long-term successor is still yet to be brought in, while 11 senior players could end up leaving the club for nothing over the coming weeks.

Whoever Steve Parish brings in to lead a Palace rebuild will more than likely have to look at a number of signings, possibly in attack.

Wilfried Zaha has once again been linked with a summer exit, whereas Conor Wickham could be one to leave for nothing.

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The Latest: Nketiah links

One man who the club could make a move for is Nketiah, according to Romano.

The trusted reporter shared the news on Twitter on Monday, claiming Palace, Watford, West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen are all interested in the 22-year-old, who Mikel Arteta labelled ‘extraordinary’ last year.

“West Ham, Watford, Crystal Palace are interested. Bayer Leverkusen are pushing since months to sign him on a permanent deal,” Romano claimed.

Nketiah, on £45,000-a-week, has been offered new terms by the Gunners, but as of now, has just 12 months left on his Emirates deal.

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The Verdict: A smart target?

The striker became England Under-21s’ record scorer last year and has 16 goals to his name in 17 appearances at that level.

He’s already racked up 65 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 13 times, and has also worked under Marcelo Bielsa out on loan at Leeds United.

Nketiah’s Transfermarkt valuation currently stands at £14.4m, so a transfer in that region could be a smart piece of business in the long run.

He can also play out wide when required but should Palace firm up their interest, they may well end up facing some strong competition.

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