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Crystal Palace set to sign Wolfsburg centre-back Maxence Lacroix

Oliver Glasner, the manager of Crystal Palace, is actively pursuing Maxence Lacroix, a talented defender from VfL Wolfsburg. According to reports from The Telegraph, Palace are gearing up to make a summer bid for Lacroix’s services.

Throughout the current season, Lacroix, aged 24, has showcased his prowess on the pitch, featuring in 28 matches for VfL Wolfsburg. Impressively, he has netted 4 goals and contributed with an additional assist, highlighting not only his defensive capabilities but also his knack for making impactful contributions in the attacking third.

Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix

Lacroix’s talent has also been recognized on the international stage, having represented France at the U20 level in 2 matches.

However, the pursuit of Lacroix won’t be a straightforward endeavor. His existing contract with VfL Wolfsburg extends until 2025, presenting a significant hurdle for any potential suitors. Moreover, competition for his signature is fierce, with heavyweight clubs such as Liverpool and Paris St. Germain also expressing interest in acquiring his services.

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What adds an intriguing dimension to Crystal Palace’s pursuit is Glasner’s prior experience with Lacroix during their time together at VfL Wolfsburg. This existing familiarity could potentially play a crucial role in convincing Lacroix to make the switch to Selhurst Park.

Valued in the range of €30-40 million, Lacroix represents a significant investment for any club looking to secure his services. His market valuation is a testament to his undeniable talent and potential, underlining why he has attracted attention from some of Europe’s top clubs.

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace

For Crystal Palace, securing the signature of Lacroix would not only bolster their defensive ranks but also signal their ambition to compete at a higher level in the Premier League. With his blend of defensive solidity, aerial prowess, and ability to contribute in attack, Lacroix could emerge as a pivotal figure in Palace’s quest for success.

As the summer transfer window approaches, all eyes will be on Crystal Palace as they look to navigate the complexities of securing Maxence Lacroix’s signature amidst stiff competition and contractual constraints. Should they succeed, it could mark a significant coup for the club and potentially elevate them to new heights in the seasons to come.

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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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