Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for Millwall winger Jed Wallace as new manager Patrick Vieira looks to complete the overhaul of his first-team squad.
The 27-year-old is out of contract at The Den next summer after joining the Lions permanently back in 2017, and he’s believed to be a man in high demand.
According to Football League World, Wallace is wanted by Championship heavyweights West Bromwich Albion and a host of Premier League teams, including Burnley, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Brentford.
The report also states that Scottish Premiership giants Rangers and Celtic are closely monitoring his situation as they can approach him with a view to him signing a pre-contract agreement in January.
Speaking about his contract situation recently, Wallace told News at Den: “There was a conversation a few months ago and that’s been documented.
“I don’t have much expertise in contracts and negotiations. I’m just concentrating on playing football, playing the best I can.
“My dream is to get Millwall promoted to the Premier League, I’ve never hidden away from that, and I’m doing the best I can to try and help us do that.”
The Englishman has established himself as one of the most exciting attacking talents in the second tier over the last couple of campaigns, bagging 23 goals and providing 21 assists in 94 league appearances for the Lions since the start of 2019/20.
Although he may not be the most exciting name to be linked with Palace in recent months, his arrival at Selhurst Park would represent an astute piece of business by Steve Parish.
Following the departure of Andros Townsend over the summer, Vieira’s first-team squad currently lacks a natural option on the right-wing, with Jordan Ayew currently deputising in that position.
However, the Ghana international hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since the backend of 2020, meaning reinforcements out wide are needed for the squad rebuild to be complete.
Picking up the £6.3m-rated Wallace for a significantly reduced fee in January due to his contract status could prove to be a brilliant piece of business by the Palace hierarchy, but it remains to be seen whether they make their move.