Crystal Palace have reportedly become the latest side to express their interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defender Dion Sanderson.
According to Football Insider, the Eagles are eyeing the 21-year-old, joining Sheffield United and Huddersfield amongst the youngster’s admirers.
He is the perfect player for Steve Parish to bring to Selhurst Park in the summer.
Sanderson has spent the last two seasons away from Wolves on loan at Cardiff City and Sunderland, respectively.
He was in and out of the starting XI whilst in the Welsh capital but has earned plenty of plaudits for his performances at the Stadium of Light this season.
The centre-back has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Black Cats, playing every minute of the last nine League One matches, with the club managing to claim six clean sheets in that time.
Sanderson’s manager has also been left suitably impressed. Black Cats’ boss Lee Johnson has described him as an “absolute Rolls Royce” as a result of his recent performances. Whilst the Premier League would be a considerable step-up for the youngster, his potential indicates that he could certainly be a viable option in the top-flight.
It is not only his attributes that lend themselves to an argument for why Palace should sign him, but also his profile.
With Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho and Scott Dann all out of contract at the end of the campaign, the Eagles will certainly be needing a centre-half. One that is receiving rave reviews seems the ideal candidate.
Sanderson’s age is also a huge benefit. At the current time, Palace possess on average the oldest squad in the Premier League meaning new and younger recruits will be more than welcome going forwards.
Rated at just £135k, he is a hugely affordable option and definitely one Palace should be pursuing for the summer transfer window.