Crystal Palace could be about to lose one of their best players from the 2018/19 season.
Manchester United are reportedly set to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka after agreeing a £55m fee with Palace.
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If Wan-Bissaka completes the move to Old Trafford, he will become the most expensive fullback in the history of football – which is currently Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy.
Palace finished midtable in the Premier League last season and will be hoping to progress and push for a top half finish next term, but losing Wan-Bissaka would be a massive blow for Roy Hodgson.
The former England boss will need to replace the 21-year-old with the money they receive from United, but who should they go for?
Here are some right-backs that Palace could target to replace Wan-Bissaka…
The teenager impressed for Derby County in the Championship last season with his attacking displays from fullbacks. He is not as good defensively as Wan-Bissaka, but could offer more going forward.
Although Norwich are unlikely to sell Aarons following their promotion, Palace could look to test their resolve for the defender. He was named the EFL Young Player of the Year for last season.
The Chelsea defender can play at right-back or in holding midfield and could be available on loan this summer. He would be a terrific signing if Palace could bring him over to Selhurst Park.
The Norway international has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past and Palace could now offer him the chance to return to England. He had a short spell with Hull earlier in his career.
The Southampton defender appears out of favour under Ralph Hasenhuttl and could be tempted by a move to Palace. He struggled for game time on loan to Inter Milan in the second half of last season.
Walker-Peters was given a few chances by Spurs in their first-team last season, but is in need of a full season of competitive action. Palace could offer him the chance to play regular minutes in the Premier League by bringing him on loan.
The Belgian fullback could be a good signing for Palace if they could bring him this summer. The Genk defender could potentially be a shrewd addition to Hodgson’s squad.
The 23-year-old Algerian enjoyed a superb season with Nice in Ligue 1 and could be tempted to make a move to the Premier League. He has been capped six times by Algeria at international level, since making his debut in 2017.