Crystal Palace have been linked with Osasuna midfielder Jon Moncayola ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
What’s the story?
According to Spanish outlet AS, the Eagles are keen to take advantage of the 23-year-old’s €12 million (£10.3m) release clause after an impressive 2020/21 campaign.
The report also claims fellow Premier League side West Ham are keen on securing Moncayola’s signature, meaning chairman Steve Parish may have to move quickly.
Parish must swoop
Moncayola played a pivotal part in Osasuna’s impressive 11th placed finish in La Liga, making 36 top-flight appearances for Jagoba Arrasate’s men.
The youngster could prove to be an ideal signing for the south London outfit in what’s set to be a summer of upheaval at Selhurst Park.
Key central midfielders James McCarthy and James McArthur are among over a dozen players currently set to become free agents over the coming months, leaving a gaping hole in Palace’s engine room.
With Roy Hodgson’s successor set to oversee a major squad rebuild upon their appointment, the astute purchase of Moncayola would be an ideal way to begin the club’s new chapter.
Money is set to be tight for the vast majority of football clubs across the continent as the financial impact of the ongoing pandemic continues to hit home.
Therefore, a move for the Spain Under-21 international maestro makes sense in more ways than one for Palace this summer.
Parish is expected to have to fund several new purchases for the club’s new manager, with the centre-back, full-back and striker positions also in need of reinforcements over the coming months, a £10.3m deal for Moncayola is too good to turn down.
At 23, Moncayola has bags of potential and plenty of room to grow, and Selhurst Park could be the perfect place for the Spaniard to develop his skills. Parish must swoop for the Osasuna man before another side snaps him up.