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Crystal Palace pushing to sign Eddie Nketiah

Now that the season is closing, it seems every day a new transfer rumour is created or re-created.

It’s claimed by British media that Crystal Palace are pushing to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

The England international joined Arsenal from Chelsea on a free transfer in 2015. His contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

The striker banged in seven goals and provided one assist in 24 matches this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.

Eddie Nketiah
Eddie Nketiah

He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England. Nketiah has represented England at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 38 caps and scoring 35 goals.

The striker’s contract at Arsenal is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Crystal Palace showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.

By the club’s own admission, Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is Crystal Palace’s number one transfer target. The report claims that Palace manager has extensively scouted Eddie Nketiah and is considering a move for the striker.

Crystal Palace will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace

The former Chelsea man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Patrick Vieira’s side.

According to the report, “Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah is emerging as Crystal Palace’s top striking target. The London club are very eager to sign a top striker this summer, as they believe it can push them up the Premier League table. And ex-Gunner Patrick Vieira could look to the club where he shone for so many years for that striker. Nketiah is very unlikely to renew his contract with Arsenal, which expires this summer. That would make him even more appealing to Palace, as they would not have to pay a transfer fee for his signature.”

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Crystal Palace will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Nketiah to join the club.

Good signing for Crystal Palace?

Signing the 22-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Vieira.

He will be a good addition to Crystal Palace’s squad.

It will be interesting to see whether Palace will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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