Crystal Palace are gaining a fame for locating and growing glorious younger skills and Reece Hannam might be the following large factor on the Eagles’ manufacturing line.
Hannam was signed in 2020 after he was launched by West Ham, having spent 11 years with the Hammers, and has caught the attention in his two years at Selhurst Park, incomes a spot in a matchday squad towards Fulham underneath Roy Hodgson.
The previous supervisor was filled with reward for Hannam’s efforts within the academy that day and stated he greater than deserved his place on the bench, whereas additionally confirming that he was coaching with the primary group squad.
He stated: “We’ve received a extremely thrilling defender in Reece Hannam and we’ve moved him to come back and prepare with us.
“He’s growing properly and he’s earned his spot.”
Hannam would go on to win the U23s participant of the season award after the 2020/21 marketing campaign, so he’s clearly one to observe for Palace followers.
Will Hannam comply with in Mitchell’s footsteps?
This season has seen Hannam achieve his first style of senior soccer on mortgage with Bromley within the Nationwide League, and he already seems to be a minimize above that degree, contributing two targets and one help from left-back in his first 9 appearances.
The 22-year-old left-back will likely be aiming to comply with within the footsteps of Tyrick Mitchell, who has established himself within the first group having progressed from the academy, together with his glorious performances within the Premier League incomes him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Aged 23, he’s additionally a later bloomer with Mitchell solely making 72 senior appearances in his profession up to now. Nevertheless, amid curiosity from the Premier League’s elite in the course of the summer time, stories recommended that Vieira’s aspect would possible demand round £50m for his providers, which is unsurprising after the £50m sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United.
Ought to Mitchell go away Selhurst Park anytime quickly, then Vieira might have a ready-made substitute in Hannam, and if given common first-team alternatives, the teen might simply set up himself as the following £50m-rated expertise in Palace’s squad.