Crystal Palace transfer news: Ten possible replacements for Manchester United-bound Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka

27 Jun

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be a huge miss for Crystal Palace next season.

The right-back is set to seal a £50million move to Manchester United this week.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to become one of the world’s most expensive defenders

The talented 21-year-old impressed in his first full season in senior football, making 35 Premier League appearances for the Eagles.

Wan-Bissaka’s impending departure, followed by the potential exit of Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha, could leave Palace in serious trouble heading into the new campaign.

Below, look at 10 players who could replace Wan-Bissaka at Selhurst Park.

Max Aarons (Norwich)

Max Aarons has bags of potential

Aarons played a starring role for Norwich in a breakthrough season as the Canaries won promotion to the Premier League last term.

He featured 43 times, scoring three goals and registering six assists in all competitions.

Manchester United were keeping tabs on the 19-year-old before turning their attention to Wan-Bissaka.

While Norwich will be playing Premier League football next season, Palace appear to be in a better position to offer Aarons more years in the top-flight.

Timothy Castagne (Atalanta)

Timothy Castagne is a full Belgium international

Castagne is reportedly a transfer target for Palace.

Earlier this month, the Belgium international, who helped Atalanta to a third-placed finish in Serie A last season, admitted he wants to play in the Premier League one day.

He said: “Serie A is a very competitive league, I like it, but one day I would like to compete in the Premier League.

“As for the offers, I will be honest, in general there isn’t a lack of them, but the priority is Atalanta.”

Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)

Nathaniel Clyne could complete a return to Crystal Palace this summer

Clyne came through the ranks at Crystal Palace before letting his contract run down to join Southampton for an undisclosed compensation fee in 2012.

The England defender has been plagued by injuries for the past two years and was shipped out on loan to Bournemouth in January.

He will struggle to usurp Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez from Liverpool’s starting XI next season.

And with just one year left on his Reds contract, Palace could agree a cut-price deal with Anfield chiefs for their former player.

Reece James (Chelsea)

Reece James was a fans’ favourite at Wigan

James got his first taste of senior football with Wigan in the Championship last term.

Starting 44 of Wigan’s 46 league games, he helped the Latics preserve their second tier status.

James made such a huge impact at the DW Stadium that manager Paul Cook gave him the captain’s armband for their final-day win over Millwall.

The 19-year-old is recovering from a broken ankle, but deserves a chance to play in the Premier League.

With Cesar Azpilicueta firmly Chelsea’s first-choice right-back, a loan move to Palace could be beneficial for James’ development.

James Tavernier (Rangers)

James Tavernier has been a hit in Scotland

Tavernier scored an impressive 17 goals from right-back for Steven Gerrard’s side last season.

The Rangers captain has been linked with moves to Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Brighton, and he would be a stellar addition to Crystal Palace’s squad.

Tavernier could fill the attacking void left by Wan-Bissaka.

Danilo (Manchester City)

Danilo’s playing time at Manchester City has been severely restricted due to Kyle Walker’s form

With Manchester City reportedly chasing Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo, Danilo’s future at the Etihad looks bleak.

Inter Milan are believed to be interested in signing the former Real Madrid man, who is valued at around £20million.

In terms of wages, this could be an expensive deal for Palace, however, when called upon by City boss Pep Guardiola, Danilo has never let him down.

Connor Roberts (Swansea)

Connor Roberts is a crucial part of Swansea’s defence

Roberts signed a new long-term deal with Swansea last November.

It has been a meteoric rise for the 23-year-old, who has become the first-choice right-back for Swansea and Wales over the past year.

Similarly to Tavernier, Roberts’ attacking qualities could soften the blow of losing Wan-Bissaka.

Swansea’s owners are renowned for selling the club’s top players – and Roberts could be the next star to follow the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Daniel James out the door.

Craig Dawson (West Brom)

Craig Dawson was an ever-present for West Brom last season

Burnley are understood to be monitoring Dawson, who is set to enter the final year of his contract at West Brom.

He is valued at £15million and would bring versatility to Palace’s backline.

Under Tony Pulis in the Premier League, Dawson was a consistent performer at right-back.

Following relegation to the Championship last year, the 29-year-old moved back into his favoured central defensive position.

Cedric Soares (Southampton)

Cedric Soares is an experienced Premier League player

Soares appears to be surplus to requirements at Southampton.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl loaned the Portugal international to Inter Milan for the second half of last season as he put his trust in academy graduate Yan Valery.

Valery, who scored a stunning goal in a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in February, repaid the faith shown by his manager as he helped Southampton beat the drop

His first-team breakthrough was rewarded with a new long-term contract in March.

Soares, who has four years of Premier League experience, could be a cheap alternative for Palace.

Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)

Kieran Trippier could have played his last game for Tottenham

Tottenham are reportedly willing to sell Trippier with Juventus and Napoli interested in signing him this summer.

The full-back struggled for form during the 2018/19 season, which cost him a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their Nations League games.

Trippier, who would cost half of Wan-Bissaka’s £50million fee, would be an ideal replacement for the England Under-21 international.

When asked about his future following Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool, Trippier said: “I don’t know. I go home now, spend time with my family, just recover after a long, difficult season. Everybody’s got a decision to make, no matter what.

“I see a lot of speculation about me not being here. I give everything, 100 per cent every game, win lose or draw. So we’ll see what happens in pre-season.”

Premier League players with most errors leading to goals this season include stars from Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham

29 Apr

David De Gea was under more pressure following another mistake leading to a goal on Sunday against Chelsea.

He should have done better with Antonio Rudiger’s shot than palmed it into the path of Marcos Alonso, who scored to make it 1-1.

David De Gea made a costly error against Chelsea

The Manchester United goalkeeper has made three errors leading to goals in four games, in all competitions.

His three previous errors came in 129 appearances and there have even been calls for him to be dropped.

The 28-year-old was at fault for a Barcelona goal as they were dumped out of the Champions League.

He then should have done better with a Leroy Sane shot in the Manchester derby last week as they were beaten 2-0.

De Gea’s mistake proved costly

De Gea has not made the most errors leading to goals, though, in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has even made more than the United stopper.

Here are the players with the most errors leading to goals in the Premier League.

=7. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – 2

Granit Xhaka has made two errors for Arsenal leading to goals this season

=7. Kieran Trippier (Tottenham) – 2

Kieran Trippier is Tottenham’s only player on the list

=7. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) – 2

James Tomkins has made 29 Premier League appearances for Palace this season

=7. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) – 2

Jean Michael Seri was relegated with Fulham this season

=7. Sergio Rico (Fulham) – 2

Sergio Rico has been on loan at Fulham from Sevilla

=7. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle) – 2

Jamaal Lascelles is one of two Newcastle players to feature

=7. Ben Hamer (Huddersfield) – 2

Ben Hamer has made just seven appearances for Huddersfield this season

=7. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff) – 2

Bruno Ecuele Manga battles for the ball with Shane Long

=7. Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – 2

Lewis Dunk has been a key member of the Brighton defence

=7. David De Gea (Manchester United) – 2

David De Gea has come under fire for his performances

=7. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) – 2

Charlie Daniels is facing six months out because of a knee injury

=7. Harry Arter (Cardiff City) – 2

Harry Arter is one of three Cardiff players to make two or more errors leading to goals

=7. Cedric Soares (Southampton) – 2

Cedric Soares has since gone out on loan to Inter Milan

=3. Alisson (Liverpool) – 3

Alisson has kept 18 Premier League clean sheets this season but made three errors leading to goals

=3. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – 3

Bernd Leno won the starting position from Petr Cech

=3. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) – 3

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has made three errors leading to goals

=3. Sol Bamba (Cardiff) – 3

Sol Bamba is part of the Premier League’s third worst defence this season

2. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 4

Jordan Pickford has been under pressure at Everton this season

1. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – 5

Asmir Begovic has the most errors leading to goals this season

Fantasy Premier League tips: Transfer advice, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham stars

29 Jan

Now the FA Cup fourth round games are done and dusted we’re diving back into the world of Fantasy Premier League.

We’ve got a full round of midweek fixtures and you will need to be aware the transfer deadline is at 18:45 tonight.

Will you pick up any of these stars for the next Fantasy Premier League gameweek?

It’s been two weeks since the last Premier League action so we’re here to help you freshen up your squad.

Whether you’re a manager who reacts to in-form players, one who loves a bargain, or prefer to predict the next big FPL thing, you need a bit of advice every now and again.

So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here, has taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe these are the best transfer tips around…

Out: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £8.4m

Let’s face it, this one should be obvious but we’re not taking any chances. The Chelsea striker has now joined Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan, so he won’t be scoring any points in the FPL any time soon.

In: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – £7.7m

Undoubtedly one of the most in-form Premier League players now, Rashford is a must-buy. His next three Premier League fixtures are Burnley, Leicester City, and Fulham and you can only imagine the damage he might do.

Out: Cedric Soares (Southampton) – £4.2m

A former FPL favourite, the Portugal international has now fled the south coast and joined Inter. Not a bad deal for the player, if you ask us but the 3.7 per cent of managers who have him in their teams will need to sell up.

In: Jan Bednarek (Southampton) – £5.2m

Without wishing to sound smug, we tipped the Polish defender a couple of weeks ago and he remains an excellent cheap pick-up. Southampton face Crystal Palace, Burnley, and Cardiff City in their next three games too so he might nab a clean sheet as well.

Out: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – £8.9m

With the FA Cup break stopping the Fantasy Premier League season, you might not have had a chance to sell the England ace. Like team-mate Harry Kane he’s likely to be out until early March.

In: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) – £8.6m

We advise a bit of caution with this, purely down to the fact the South Korean has admitted he felt tired at the Asian Cup but – set to start as a striker for Spurs – he’s looking irresistible. Games against Watford, Newcastle United, Leicester City and Burnley are winnable and present him a good chance of goals.

Out: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – £5.4m

Similarly to Alli, you may have been distracted with the FA Cup but the Spaniard’s season-ending injury will mean you need to sell him at the earliest opportunity.

In: Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) – £4.9m

Growing into his role with the Red Devils, the Swede is really beginning to show his talents and is going cheap. This represents quite the bargain at this time of year, although he could get rotated as the Champions League comes into play.

Out: Richarlison (Everton) – £6.8m

With no goals or assists in his last four games, this is the perfect time to do some squad rotation. The Brazilian does play Huddersfield next, so exercise some caution, but long-term Everton are heading into a tricky run of games.

In: Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £6.0m

Surprisingly, at the time of writing, Jota is still owned by just 2.3 per cent of managers in the FPL. After a spell out, the Portuguese ace bounced back with a hat-trick in his second game after returning. Plus, he had two his last three matches before injury and is playing as more of a forward too, which helps given he’s listed as a midfielder.

Southampton full-back Cedric Soares joins Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season

26 Jan

Southampton’s Cedric Soares has completed his move to Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to buy the defender for £9.5m in the summer.

The right-back, 27, has played more than 100 games for Saints – scoring two goals since signing in 2015.

Cedric is available for £9.5m permanently

Soares’ arrival was prompted by Inter’s growing injury problems over Sime Vrsaljko, who is on loan from Atletico Madrid.

There have been a number of departures from St Mary’s this month as new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl attempts to reshape his squad – with Manolo Gabbiadini, Steven Davis and Wesley Hoedt all leaving the club too.

Cedric joined Southampton in 2015 in a £4.7million deal from Sporting Lisbon and has struggled for game time under Hasenhuttl.