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.”