Palace’s 47-year-old manager is supposedly keen on forming a more youthful team, and the former Ajax boss has decided to target a player from one of his previous employers.
Kenny Tete is a 21-year-old defender who was incidentally handed his Ajax debut by De Boer. The Daily Telegraph reports that the Eagles are planning a swoop for the versatile right-back, who has 12 months remaining on his contract.
The Dutch defender was primed to join Galatasaray in January, yet the deal fell through, and Palace is reportedly facing interest from Lyon to acquire the Netherlands international.
Last season was considered a breakthrough year for the defender, who made 31 appearances for the Europa League finalists.
Tete is recognised for his superb passing ability and comfort on the ball and would strengthen a depleted defence considering Sakho’s return to Liverpool.
Our landlord firmly believes that this would be a positive move for Palace, and it may be possible to purchase the right-back at a reduced price given his contractual situation.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!