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Crystal Palace eyeing £10k-a-week defender as potential Guehi alternative

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Crystal Palace might be set to repeat certainly one of their outdated tips to land one other defender this summer season, it has emerged.

Eagles closing in on security

Regardless of a poor run of type, Crystal Palace want simply 10 factors from their remaining 9 video games to succeed in the well-known 40 level mark, which normally signifies Premier League survival. Oliver Glasner’s arrival on the membership has seen improved performances, however an absence of outcomes, and the membership are poised for a summer season of uncertainty.

They’re presently with out defender Marc Guehi via a knee damage, and will lose him altogether amid curiosity from Arsenal and Liverpool.

Ought to that show the case, they appear to be making ready for all times with out him, and are already trying to find options.

Palace goal Championship defender

Palace wish to proceed their spectacular run of raiding the Championship for expertise, and are eyeing up a transfer for ex-Chelsea academy man Jake Clarke-Salter, based on studies.

The Eagles have had nice success plundering the second-tier of English soccer in latest seasons, with Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze the obvious examples of their success after being plucked from Studying and Queens Park Rangers respectively.

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Each have gone on to develop into stalwarts of the Eagles XI, and each have been linked with huge strikes away this summer season alongside Guehi, with golf equipment like Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United sniffing across the pair.

Now, Palace wish to repeat their success of their backline, as The Solar report that they’re certainly one of a trio of top-flight golf equipment which can be maintaining tabs on QPR central defender Clarke-Salter.

The ex-Chelsea academy man was as soon as tipped by John Terry to exchange him at Stamford Bridge, however has since seen his profession head in one other path. Now with QPR, he has develop into a mainstay of their backline, beginning 25 Championship video games this season as he seems to be to assist the London aspect escape the relegation zone.

Championship desk because it stands

Place

Membership

Performed

Received

Drawn

Misplaced

Aim Distinction

Factors

16

Queens Park Rangers

40

12

10

18

-12

46

17

Blackburn Rovers

40

12

9

19

-10

45

18

Stoke Metropolis

40

12

9

19

-16

45

19

Millwall

40

11

11

18

-15

44

20

Birmingham Metropolis

40

11

9

20

-17

42

21

Plymouth Argyle

40

10

11

19

-10

41

22

Huddersfield City

40

8

16

16

-21

40

23

Sheffield Wednesday

40

11

6

23

-33

39

23

Rotherham

40

4

11

25

-49

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Although he struggled with accidents, QPR boss Marti Cifuentes has by no means doubted his potential: “We knew of his high quality so I’m not stunned concerning the degree of performances he has had over the previous few video games. There isn’t any doubt he’s an important participant for us and we would like him to be match and be in as many video games as he can.

Clarke-Salter has excelled this season, and ranks within the high 3% throughout Europe for tackles by gamers exterior the ‘huge 5’ leagues, making 2.34 per 90 minutes on common. Standing at 6 foot 2, he wins virtually 70% of his aerial duels too, which implies that the physicality of the Premier League ought to come simply to him.

Nonetheless, ought to Palace wish to land the centre-back they’ll face competitors, with the report claiming that Premier League pair Burnley and Wolves are additionally ‘maintaining tabs’ on the defender, who earns simply £10,000 per week at Loftus Street.

Premier League hopefuls Ipswich City and Scottish giants Celtic are each additionally regarded as eager, although are unlikely to have the ability to match the monetary muscle of their Premier League opposition. Ought to Palace be capable to battle off the opposite suitors, they can repeat their Eze success, and discover a good successor to Guehi for a discount worth.