According to EuroSport, new Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is tapping into contacts at Arsenal over potential signings this summer.
The Eagles are looking to rebuild their squad and Vieira has a tough task in hand. Palace released 22 players at the end of their contracts last month and their squad is extremely thin now.
The new Premier League season is only a month away and Vieira needs all the help he can possibly get. As a result, he has reportedly reached out to Arsenal to see if the Gunners are open to selling a couple of players to Palace this summer.
Which Arsenal players could Vieira sign for Crystal Palace?
The report doesn’t reveal any names, but there are a couple of Arsenal players who have been linked with a move to Selhurst Park over the last few months.
Reiss Nelson was heavily linked with a loan move to Palace last summer as well as in January, but the Englishman turned those opportunities down. (Football London) His future at Arsenal is up in the air now, and he could well be an option for the Eagles again in the coming weeks.
Eddie Nketiah is another one who is reportedly wanted by Palace. (Sun) The Englishman has turned down a contract offer from Arsenal and it is likely that he’ll be sold this summer. He would be an excellent addition to Palace and it won’t be a surprise to see him thrive there.
Joe Willock’s future is unclear as well at Arsenal. It is no secret that Newcastle United would love to sign him permanently, but a legendary midfielder like Vieira could well fancy an opportunity to work with the young Englishman, who was outstanding for the Magpies last term.
It’ll be interesting to see if Vieira can convince Arsenal to let at least one of our players join Palace.
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It really wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Gunners to loan out someone like Nelson or Nketiah or even Willock to the Eagles, but all three of them will have to sign a new contract at Arsenal first and that looks unlikely at the moment.