Crystal Palace have taken Southampton right-back Richard Bakary on trial, as per a report in the Croydon Advertiser.

The 20-year-old is out of contract in the summer and with it looking unlikely that he’ll be offered a new deal at St Mary’s, he’s joining Palace for the next few weeks, where he’ll hope to impress enough to secure a deal.

The Benin international joined Southampton from Chelsea four years ago but hasn’t been able to force his way into their first team.

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He played for Palace’s development squad in a game against Cardiff City at Selhurst Park this lunchtime and he’ll be with the club for the next few weeks.

Southampton have a decent crop of right-backs at the club, so it is no surprise to see Bakary looking elsewhere as he looks to finally make the step up to playing regular, first-team football.

Whether that is at Palace or elsewhere remains to be seen.