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Exclusive: Ligue 1 expert says Youcef Atal would be a good signing for Crystal Palace

Exclusive: Ligue 1 expert says Youcef Atal would be a good signing for Crystal Palace -Crystal Palace

Nice right-back Youcef Atal would be a good signing for Crystal Palace, Ligue 1 expert Adam White has told The Transfer Tavern.

Atal worked under Patrick Vieira during the Frenchman’s time in the Allianz Riviera dugout and is now being touted for a reunion at Selhurst Park.

According to Foot Afrique, Palace have made signing Atal a priority as they look to improve their defence further, already bringing in central defenders Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen.

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For White of Get French Football News, who has compared Atal to legendary right-back Dani Alves, his acquisition could be very clever business by Palace.

“His first season under Vieira at Nice, he was absolutely brilliant,” White said. “Maybe Vieira’s thinking he’s a quality player and despite those injuries, he’s still a really good option.

“He’d be good for a team like Palace. Even if you play him at right-back in a four, he’s still quite a threat. There’s that sort of Dani Alves vibes there.”

This is not the first time Atal has been linked with a move to the Premier League. Back in 2019, The Telegraph reported that Chelsea had made the 25-year-old a target, only for their transfer ban to put a spanner in the works.

With his former manager now at Palace, perhaps Atal may finally make that move to English football.


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