Crystal Palace transfer target Osaze Urhoghide would prefer to stay in England for his next adventure rather than moving to Europe as he nears the end of his Sheffield Wednesday contract, according to The Star.
The Lowdown: Crystal Palace look towards 2021/22
Moving into the 2021/22 season, the Eagles face a massive rebuild following the exit of 22 first-team players at the beginning of June [The Sun].
Despite being managerless following Roy Hodgson’s departure last month, they have made progress in the transfer market following the acquisition of 22-year-old American midfielder Jacob Montes [cpfc.co.uk].
As pre-season fast approaches, could the south Londoners be set to make a second signing of the summer transfer window after recent developments?
Would Urhoghide be a good signing for CPFC?
The Latest: Eagles given boost in Urhoghide pursuit
Urhoghide has chosen to turn down interest from the continent following murmurings that clubs such as Sporting Lisbon, Benfica and Club Brugge were in the running for his services. That could open the door for Palace to swoop for his signature, although Leeds United and Preston North End have also been known admirers of the 20-year-old [The Star].
The Verdict: Palace should look to sign Urhoghide as soon as possible
All things considered, this news should come as a timely boost to Crystal Palace supporters approaching the forthcoming campaign.
The 1.88m (6 foot 2) colossus made 17 appearances for Darren Moore’s men in 2020/21 [Transfermarkt]. Showing his domineering presence at an early stage of his career, Urhoghide successfully completed an average of 2.7 clearances per game last season for Sheffield Wednesday [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘immense’ by his manager Moore [The Star], he certainly seems to have a bright future in the game, and regardless of the direction of the club, securing premium prospects should always hold an important place on the Crystal Palace itinerary.
The Eagles should look to seal a deal as soon as possible for Urhoghide before Leeds or Preston make their move.
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