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Crystal Palace should avoid Aaron Wan-Bissaka transfer

With the first game week of the Premier League done and dusted, managers now have time to reassess their squad and figure out where exactly they still need to strengthen.

Crystal Palace suffered an unfortunate loss to Arsenal at Selhurst Park, and despite threatening in the second half, it was the two goals they conceded which saw them run out 2-0 losers.

Dougie Freedman has already brought in a host of talent this summer, with Malcolm Ebiowei, Sam Johnstone, Chris Richards and Cheick Doucoure improving every facet of his squad.

One area which does not now need improving is right-back, although rumours linking the club to a loan move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka persist.

The Manchester United defender left Selhurst Park in 2019 and has struggled due to his lack of offensive output.

From a business point of view, bringing back a player on a temporary basis after receiving £50m for his services would be shrewd. However, from a tactical point of view, it would be a mistake for Palace, who under Patrick Vieira have evolved from the defensive football that helped the England man rise to prominence.

His performances last season led him to lose his place in statistically the worst United team ever, only managing 20 appearances and not registering a single goal or assist.

Creating just one big chance during this period outlines him as a truly abject offensive full-back, and in the modern game, it has become something of a prerequisite.

To compare him with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who recorded 12 assists last season, makes for depressing reading for the Red Devils, who forked out £50m for his services.

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It would be a romantic decision to re-sign him, but a clueless footballing one. He has been labelled “terrible” for his performances on numerous occasions, with his defensive work supposedly his only saving grace.

The £83k-per-week disappointment would offer nothing that Palace do not already have, and if he was to get a run in the side, it would have a detrimental effect on the way they would play.

Too often for United he has found himself in decent positions, but his final ball has been aimless, outlined in his 23% accurate crossing rate.

He would blunt the edge of a vibrant Eagles attack, and Vieira must steer well clear of the defender who they should be glad is not a part of their club.

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