Many Crystal Palace fans are reacting to the latest reports that suggest one of their key players has hit a stalemate in contract negotiations.
However, Tyrick Mitchell is now starting to become a fan favourite for his defensive work. The 21-year old managed on average 2.3 clearances and four tackles a game this term (WhoScored). He has made 24 tackles in total, which is the joint-fourth most in the league, so perhaps van Aanholt’s departure wouldn’t be a disaster on the pitch, but losing him for nothing certainly would be one off it.
The reaction from the fan base has been mixed – some are frustrated that the club let the Dutchman’s contract go into its last year, while others aren’t too worried due to the emergence of Mitchell.
Here is how Palace fans reacted to the news
📰 Crystal Palace talks with defender Patrick van Aanholt over a new deal are facing collapse.
There is interest from one 'elite club' in securing the Holland international to a pre-contract in January.
— PALACE XTRA 📰 (@cpfc_xtra) November 19, 2020
It’s a tough one because I think Pat is a great fit here, but at 30 and the emergence of Tyrick – it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
— EZE25 ™️ (@_eze25) November 19, 2020
If we can resign him without increasing his wage it would be a good deal. Takes the pressure off TMs progression too.
— Black Eagle Athlete (@BlackEagleAth) November 19, 2020
That’s what happens when you let players contracts run into their final year. If they were that keen on keeping him, they should have sorted this last season.
— Simon Robinson (@SimonRCPFC) November 19, 2020
Wouldn’t be surprised to see him shipped off in January to get some money in
— James (@Jamezy166) November 19, 2020
— Aman 🦅 (@amancpfc) November 19, 2020
Mitchell will develop a better attacking presence! In regards to defending he’s as good as PVA if not better!
— Aaron Mitchell (@azzaTmitchell) November 19, 2020
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