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Crystal Palace looking at potential replacements for potentially outgoing star

“He has been absolutely stellar for the London-club, garnering interesting all across the land.  “

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Crystal Palace have already started looking at potential replacements for star defender and vice-captain Marc Guehi who is almost guaranteed heading for the door amid interest from big clubs.

The Englishman joined the Eagles from Chelsea for 18 million pounds and has since become a very important player for them.

This is as reported by The Daily Telegraph. According to the report, Palace are already dipping their toes into the European centre-back market.

Crystal Palace have set a 50 million pound for anyone who wishes to acquire the services of their star defender, according to this report. This figure will eclipse Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s transfer to Manchester United 5 years ago as the club’s record transfer sale.

He has been absolutely stellar for the London-club, garnering interesting all across the land.

A lot of the big clubs are interested in the 23-year-old, including Tottenham and Arsenal. Liverpool are however reported to be the favourites in the race for his signature.

Crystal Palace recently changed their manager after Roy Hodgson stepped down. It is only natural a major rebuild follows under new manager Oliver Glasner, and they could be seeking to cash in on Guehi and raise funds for the rebuild.

The defender only has two summers left on his contract, and this summer ideally remains the best time to cash in and offload him.

The summer is only a few months away and Palace chiefs are already started preparing a search for potential replacements for their skipper on account of his importance in that backline.

It does not help that Guehi is currently injured, unable to showcase his defensive abilities to potential suitors that include Manchester United.

He was forced off after 30 minutes in their 4-1 defeat at Brighton on the 3rd of February. He underwent surgery and is expected to be on the sidelines for about 8 weeks.

He will miss key international matches against Brazil and Belgium at the end of the month – games which may influence England manager Gareth Southgate’s squad selection decisions for the upcoming Euros in the summer.

 

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