Crystal Palace’s summer transfer window was an unprecedented success as new manager Patrick Vieira successfully overhauled his first-team squad, but one position is still arguably understocked.
The additions of Odsonne Edouard, Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi, amongst others, have left the Eagles in a much healthier position than at the end of 2020/21, giving them genuine hope of a successful season.
However, the failure to replace Andros Townsend has left Palace without a recognised right-winger in Vieira setup.
Several star names such as Jeremie Boga and Noni Madueke were heavily linked with moves to Selhurst Park throughout the summer to no avail, although the latter has provided renewed hope that a future deal can be concluded.
Despite being linked to several Premier League clubs, the PSV Eindhoven winger signed a new contract with the Eredivisie giants, committing his future to the club until 2025.
Nevertheless, the 19-year-old has admitted in a recent interview that he plans to return to his homeland in the future after being released by boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur aged 16.
“Yeah, definitely,” Madueke said when asked if he has ambitions to play in the Premier League (as relayed by the Leicester Mercury).
“The Premier League is the best league in the world and every young English player wants to be there. But also, I am not someone who is afraid to venture elsewhere, so whatever is best for my development, whichever country, I am a person who won’t be scared to take the leap.
“When I was 16, I didn’t want to go into that under-21 system,” Madueke added. “I wanted to go out and play and be involved in a first-team as quickly as possible.
“I didn’t want to play under-23 football as a talented 16-year-old when I felt I was ready for the first team. I backed myself 100 per cent. I am very impatient.”
After bagging nine goals and providing eight assists in 32 appearances for Roger Schmidt’s charges last season, former PSV ace Tommie van de Leegte labeled Madueke “explosive” following his electric displays.
The £14.4m-rated wing wizard has started the new campaign in an even more impressive fashion, though, achieving seven goal contributions in just 10 outings, highlighting the England Under-21 internationals top-class potential.
Therefore, Vieira will surely be buzzing at Madueke’s eagerness to return to test himself in the Premier League. His arrival in south London would solve Palace’s right-wing conundrum and add another exciting, young and highly-promising talent to the Frenchman’s new-look side.