Crystal Palace have gone from being the oldest staff within the Premier League again in 2020 to growing and nurturing among the league’s greatest younger expertise in simply 12 months.
Tyrick Mitchell, Conor Gallagher and Mark Guehi all earned England call-ups over final season because of their consistency and excellent contributions to Patrick Vieira’s aspect, and the French supervisor has made the event of younger expertise a key a part of his philosophy throughout his quick time to date at Selhurst Park.
Regardless of his integration of flourishing rising stars, there are nonetheless some gamers which have remained part of the squad since Vieira took the reigns in south London, with Jordan Ayew one of many solely remaining senior gamers to make the reduce and to nonetheless characteristic within the staff repeatedly.
Nevertheless, along with his objective contributions drying up and the striker turning 31 years previous this month, it may very well be time for the Palace boss to begin contemplating his choices in the case of reinventing and refreshing his ahead line subsequent summer time when Ayew can be out of contract.
Vieira maybe is not going to need to look far for Ayew’s successor when the time involves part out the Ghanaian quantity 9 and Palace may save thousands and thousands on their subsequent striker to take up the central position.
Luke Plange is at the moment on mortgage with RWD Molenbeek in Belgium, with one objective and one help over three appearances to date, however his most notable performances got here final season within the Championship with Derby County.
Over 26 appearances, the 19-year-old scored 4 objectives, delivered two assists and created two huge possibilities in his first season taking part in at a senior degree, scoring extra objectives in Wayne Rooney’s staff than Ayew scored (3) in 31 Premier League appearances final season for Palace.
Plange who was hailed a “actual risk” by Crystal Palace assistant supervisor Osian Roberts, additionally earned excessive reward from the most effective strikers to grace English soccer as former supervisor and England all-time prime objective scorer when Rooney spoke out on the younger ahead final season:
“Luke Plange has a little bit of every little thing in his sport.
Ought to Plange exchange Ayew at Palace?
“He can run in behind groups, he’s fast and he’s additionally robust sufficient to carry the ball up. In addition to that, he’s a intelligent participant and in addition a finisher.”
With that being mentioned, Plange is definitely a prospect that Vieira must be retaining an in depth eye on over the approaching months as he may flourish and even be an improve on Ayew through the years forward if he’s given the possibility to shine at Selhurst Park.