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Crystal Palace eyeing up a move for Montpellier right-back Ruben Aguilar

Crystal Palace are eyeing up a move for Montpellier right-back Ruben Aguilar, whilst Everton have also expressed an interest in signing the player as reported by Calciomercato.

What’s the word, then?

The Frenchman has excelled in defence for the Ligue 1 side this season, recording one goal and two assists in his 21 league appearances so far this season.

Aguilar’s impressive form has attracted the Eagles’ attention as well as the Toffees’, amid Seamus Coleman’s uninspiring season so far.

The full-back joined Montpellier from Auxerre in 2017 and has been a regular in defence ever since, whilst he has clearly done well as a result of the Premier League interest in him – he is yet to be capped at senior international level for France, however.

Palace planning for life after Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

The south London side have received plenty of interest in their rising star Wan-Bissaka, most notably from Manchester City, Chelsea and even Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, who are all chasing the £40m-rated full-back.

The England Under-21 international has been a phenomenon since breaking into the first-team at the start of last year, following an injury to first-choice right-back Joel Ward.

Wan-Bissaka is statistically the best tackler in Europe and has shown defensive ability beyond his 21 years since his first team debut.

His first few games in senior football saw him come up against the likes of Marcus Rashford, Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen, but he handled them all admirably and convincingly before going on to be one of the Premier League’s standout players in the 2018/19 season so far.

Palace are also said to be keeping tabs on Chelsea star Reece James, who is currently on loan at Wigan, which suggests Palace are considering right-backs who could step in and replace Wan-Bissaka if an offer comes in that the Eagles cannot turn down.

He’s a popular figure at Selhurst Park, but right-backs are always expendable for the right price.

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