EXCLUSIVE: Palace want Liverpool man as Wan-Bissaka successor

Date published: Sunday 7th July 2019 10:45

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Crystal Palace are looking to bring Nathaniel Clyne back to Selhurst Park as a replacement for the departed Aaron Wan-Bissaka, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Wan-Bissaka sealed his £50million switch to Manchester United last weekend, leaving Palace with a massive hole to fill.

Manager Roy Hodgson has been scouring the market for a would-be successor and the Eagles have been linked with a number of names, with Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson mentioned as a possible target in some papers earlier this week.

However, sources close to the Eagles believe the man they want is their former star Clyne – a man Hodgson coached during his days in charge of the Three Lions.

The 28-year-old England international has been beset with injuries in recent years, and has sunk down the pecking order at Anfield with Alexander Trent-Arnold now firmly established as first choice.

Clyne has been told by Liverpool he can leave, and he spent the latter part of last season on loan at Bournemouth – but now Palace are readying an offer to take him back to south-east London, where he played 137 times between 2008 – 2012 before a move to Southampton.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have been tipped in Sunday’s newspapers to target a move for Real Betis’ Spain U21 full-back Junior Firpo, who can provide cover and competition for both Andy Robertson and Alexander-Arnold on either side of the defence.

 

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