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Crystal Palace “assured” of signing new £20,000-a-week participant

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Crystal Palace are “assured” of securing an early transfer for a £20,000-a-week participant forward of the summer time, in accordance with a brand new report.

Crystal Palace switch rumours

The Eagles arguably aren’t protected from Premier League relegation simply but, with Oliver Glasner’s aspect eight factors away from the drop zone with 10 video games remaining.

Crystal Palace’s upcoming Premier League fixtures

Date

Nottingham Forest (A)

March thirtieth

Bournemouth (A)

April 2nd

Man Metropolis (H)

April sixth

Liverpool (A)

April 14th

West Ham (H)

April twentieth

A vital journey to 18th-placed Nottingham Forest is subsequent on the agenda for Palace, nonetheless, it does look as if preparations are being made behind the scenes forward of the summer time switch window.

It is going to be the primary probability for Glasner to place his mark on his squad by bringing in some new gamers, and there have been quite a lot of rumours in current weeks.

In assault, it’s believed that Palace are readying a suggestion to signal Arsenal ahead Eddie Nketiah however may face competitors from Brentford and Wolves.

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In the meantime, full-back Lewis Corridor, at the moment on mortgage at Newcastle from Chelsea, is also one to observe heading into the 2024/25 season. One other full-back linked with Palace has been West Ham defender Ben Johnson, and a promising new replace has now emerged.

Ben Johnson switch replace with Crystal Palace transfer shut

There have been experiences final week that Crystal Palace have been in superior talks with Johnson over a transfer to Selhurst Park. The £20,000-a-week defender is on target to turn into a free agent on the finish of the season, and there was a brand new replace.

In response to GiveMeSport, Palace are actually “assured” of signing Johnson without spending a dime and could be shocked if he was taking part in his soccer elsewhere in 2024/25.

Ben Johnson in action for West Ham.

The report provides that Johnson is near turning into the primary signing of the Glasner period, with Palace ‘on the verge of placing an settlement’. A ‘deal has been within the works for quite a lot of months’, nonetheless, West Ham ‘are nonetheless determined to persuade him to signal contemporary phrases’.

The 24-year-old has highlighted his versatility this season, turning out all throughout the backline and even increased up the pitch in 19 appearances below David Moyes.

Ben Johnson’s profession stats by place

Appearances

Proper-back

88

Left-back

27

Centre-back

16

Proper midfield

15

Left midfield

8

Defensive midfield

4

Centre midfield

3

That would turn out to be useful at Selhurst Park below Glasner, and Johnson has additionally been praised by former West Ham coach Stuart Pearce, who stated in regards to the defender: “He is an exquisite skilled to cope with and work with.

We’re very proud to have him out of our academy system as effectively, which is an actual plus for us, particularly with the connection to this membership with the academy. I feel he is simply growing and getting higher and higher, and like with all younger gamers, the extra sport time they’ve, the higher they will get, so I’m delighted for the boy.”