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Crystal Palace: Eagles ‘in discussions’ with Naouirou Ahamada

Crystal Palace: Eagles ‘in discussions’ with Naouirou Ahamada -Crystal Palace News

Crystal Palace are ‘in discussions’ with VfB Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada over a move which is set to be completed, according to Matt Woosnam.

The Lowdown: Ahamada profiled

Despite his tender years, the 20-year-old has already become a key player for his current side, making 16 starts in the Bundesliga so far this season.

In that time, Ahamada has enjoyed an 85.2% pass completion rate, ranking second any Stuttgart regular, not to mention also averaging one tackle per game in the competition, showing his on and off-the-ball quality.

The youngster’s current Stuttgart deal expires in 2025 but it looks as though a move to the Premier League could be imminent.

The Latest: Palace set to sign midfielder

Taking to Twitter, The Athletic‘s Woosnam claimed that Palace are in ongoing talks with Ahamada over a move to Selhurst Park, with an agreement now close:

“Palace are in discussions with Stuttgart over a deal for 20-year-old midfielder Naouirou Ahamada. In an ideal world they hope to sign a right-back, centre midfielder and striker this window but won’t do deals for the sake of it.”

The Verdict: Long-term addition

Building towards the future at Palace is always vital, rather than simply focusing on the present, and Ahamada is someone who would help that approach come to fruition.

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That’s not to say that the three-time capped France Under-18 international would not be an important squad player from the off, however, with football talent scout Jacek Kulig pointing out in 2020 that he part of a ‘crazy’ talented group of young midfielders from his homeland.

Midfield is an area that Palace certainly need to improve in – Jeffrey Schlupp is playing centrally at times currently but is arguably more renowned for being a left-sided player – and Ahamada could help add competition and quality there.

The youngster has plenty of experience as a deep-lying midfielder and in a more advanced box-to-box role, even operating as a ten on a couple of occasions (Transfermarkt), which is an added bonus when it comes to providing Patrick Vieira with even more squad depth.

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