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Aaron Wan-Bissaka could make Crystal Palace return

Crystal Palace could be ready to make a sensational swoop for a former player… 

What’s the word?

According to Sky Sports, the Eagles are in the market for a right-back after what has already been a busy summer transfer window.

One man who they note as a potential target is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has fallen out of favour at Premier League giants Manchester United.

The English defender joined the Red Devils in 2019 from Crystal Palace for an eye-watering £50m, and a loan move has been touted for his return to Selhurst Park.

Phenomenal business

To command such an astronomical fee from the Manchester club just three years ago, and then receive that player back on loan would be phenomenal business for the south London club.

Although he has struggled for form, the 24-year-old still has plenty of room to grow, and his powers will not have waned that significantly from his last stint at Palace.

It is clear that with United, Wan-Bissaka was signed for a team that did not play to his strengths, so a return could be just what he needs to revitalise his career.

Whilst only featuring 20 times in the league last season, he still managed an average SofaScore rating of 6.91, making 1.7 interceptions, 2.5 tackles and 1.6 clearances per game.

His defensive work rate remains, and he could certainly be an improvement on the ageing Joel Ward or the underwhelming Nathaniel Clyne.

Patrick Vieira has crafted something of a free-flowing young side, which would leave many suggesting that the £83k-per-week star would now not suit the offensive nature of this football.

He thrived under the pragmatism of Roy Hodgson, earning the label of “unstoppable” by Dave O’Grady.

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However, having ranked in the top 5% for dribbles completed last season, the full-back can still offer plenty to the Palace side. It is clear that his final ball needs work, but with time on his side, the technical aspects can always be improved upon.

It is his raw physical talents that earned him his initial praise and is what he will use to get his career back on track.

This move could be brilliant for all parties involved; however Palace will surely feel they have got the best end of the deal. A huge financial sum and then the player returns three years later, it could prove to be phenomenal business by Vieira and co.