Crystal Palace have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa.
The report claims that new Palace manager Patrick Vieira has ‘validated’ the left-back’s profile, although no formal offer has been made as of yet.
Kurzawa was believed to be close to joining Ligue 1 outfit Lyon earlier in the current window until Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri joined them on loan, leaving the France international searching for another club.
The Eagles have successfully secured the signatures of several new acquisitions in recent weeks, but they have not yet replaced Patrick van Aanholt following his departure to Turkish giants Galatasaray.
That has left 21-year-old Tyrick Mitchell as the only natural left-back in Vieira’s current first-team squad, leading to the former Nice boss scouring the market for cover and competition for the academy graduate.
And Kurzawa may be the ideal addition, providing an experienced alternative to Mitchell, who has proven his capability at the highest level following six successful years at the Parc des Princes.
Since arrival in Paris back in 2015, the £10.8m-rated defender has made 153 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s charges, scoring 14 goals and providing 23 assists, winning 13 major trophies along the way.
However, the arrival of Juan Bernat and Abdou Diallo has severely limited Kurzawa’s game time over the last couple of campaigns, limiting him to just 24 league starts since the beginning of 2019/20.
As a result, it appears the former Monaco ace is amongst the reported 10 players who were made available for transfer following the arrival of six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi as PSG look to recuperate some funds and trim their wage bill.
It remains to be seen whether Palace chairman Steve Parish will make a move for Kurzawa in the remaining days of the window, but it’s certainly something he should strongly consider given how light Vieira is in that area of the pitch.
Three games without a victory have marked the beginning of Vieira’s era in south London and the arrival of a serial winner could provide the spark that Palace are currently lacking.