According to The Sun, Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund are plotting to raid Crystal Palace for exciting full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a £40million swoop.
The aforementioned report states that both Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested in securing the services of the 21-year-old right-back. The Eagles will be keen to hang on to their academy graduate, but Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Chelsea all boast the financial might to prise him away from Selhurst Park should they wish.
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If Wan-Bissaka were to join the German outfit, he’d become the latest in a growing list of promising young English talents to take their careers to the Bundesliga. Ex-City ace Jadon Sancho is currently starring at the Westfalenstadion himself.
Sancho’s form for Dortmund has earned him three senior England caps. The 18-year-old’s remarkable career progression in Germany is something Wan-Bissaka would surely be tempted to emulate.
Crystal Palace’s initial goal at the outset of this summer’s transfer window will be to hang on to the England under-21 international. Should they succeed in that aim, then Roy Hodgson will continue moulding the defender into a star of the future.
However, should a huge offer come in for the full-back, the Eagles must accept it. Such opportunities to cash in on talented youngsters are rare, and the south London could reinvest those funds to make their squad collectively stronger despite the loss of the talented youngster.
With so many improvements needed to the playing staff at Selhurst Park, the loss of Wan-Bissaka could be a necessary sacrifice.