Losing Aaron Wan-Bissaka only seems like a matter of time now for Crystal Palace.
Indeed, the Eagles haven’t been able to reward him for his hard-work, often frustrating with poor displays which have undermined his rise for them and the vultures are reportedly circling following his emergence in Croydon.
While the Palace academy graduate isn’t currently seeming to be pushing hard for a move, his work is certainly attracting attention. The possibility of moving to a European heavyweight will surely be too good for the 21-year-old to turn down, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund previously said to be eyeing him.
Even the Eagles would be wrong to stop him from reaching the top of the game but, clearly, the club should do what’s profitable for them whilst selling him.
According to reports from the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are picking up the pace on their hunt for Wan-Bissaka. He could fit into Mauricio Pochettino’s system perfectly with his defensive solidity and attacking prowess, but Palace should get the best out of any potential deal with Spurs. Indeed, with the North-London outfit allegedly ready to sell Kieran Trippier, the Eagles should swoop in the opportunity.
The Spurs right-back earns £65k-a-week, according to Spotrac, which shouldn’t make much of a difference.
A slight fee along with Trippier for Wan-Bissaka can be a win-win scenario for both clubs. Palace, in particular, won’t be left empty-handed in defence and the England international will give them recognition and be a huge boost towards sparking up their squad. Despite his defensive hiccups, Trippier is still top-quality and an asset going forward especially.
He can make Andros Townsend’s life easier, allowing him to drift more in the middle, where he’s comfortable. Trippier’s attacking vigour, set-piece and crossing ability makes him an asset for Palace, who could be a more refined unit with his presence next season.
Losing Wan-Bissaka would certainly be a blow but ensuring they get Trippier in return would be a masterstroke from Crystal Palace.
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