Crystal Palace left-back Patrick Van Aanholt has been linked with a move to Arsenal on a free transfer, as reported by journalist Chris Wheatley on Twitter.
Facing a mass rebuild after 22 first-team players left the club following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season [Tribal Football], the Eagles are expected to lose Van Aanholt upon the expiration of his contract at the end of June [Transfermarkt].
One side that have been heavily linked with the Netherlands international is Arsenal, as they look to acquire a back up left-sided defender [The Sun].
Would losing Van Aanholt be a blow for CPFC?
Speaking to his followers on Twitter, football.london reporter Wheatley echoed this sentiment, claiming Arsenal are looking for a younger profile left back but van Aanholt ‘could still be an option’ later in the window.
Van Aanholt made 23 appearances for Crystal Palace in 2020/21, notching a solitary assist [Transfermarkt].
Upon hearing the rumours, loads of Crystal Palace diehards took to Twitter to discuss his potential exit from South East London.
Crystal Palace fans react:
Replying to Wheatley’s post, here is how some Palace fans summarized their take on these latest developments, look away now Patrick…
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