Arsenal Eye Last-Minute Deal To Bring In Crystal Palace No 3 Star
Arsenal are plotting a late swoop for Crystal Palace’s Dutch defender Patrick van Aanholt before the January transfer market closes…..Arsenal Eye Last-Minute Deal To Bring In Crystal Palace No 3 Star
The north Londoners have already signed Mat Ryan and Martin Odegaard on loan during the winter market but still have until 11pm to seal a third acquisition.
Cover at left-back is the Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta’s priority and Patrick has emerged as a surprise target.
The former Chelsea and Sunderland star is out of contract in the summer and could be allowed to depart this month following the emergence of Tyrick Mitchell at the Selhurst Park outfit.
And the Gunners are plotting a shock move for the 30-year-old star, according to the Mirror.
Arsenal were thought to be keen on a deal for Mitchell but Palace are refusing to part company with the 21-year-old, who the board view to be a big part of their future.
So Mikel Arteta’s team are turning their attention to his team-mate Van Aanholt.
The Eagles could be willing to sell to avoid losing him on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
Cedric Soares started at left-back versus Manchester United on Sunday, with Kieran Tierney currently sidelined.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka have also filled in at left-back this term but Arteta wants recognised cover in the role.
The Dutch defender has spent four years at Crystal Palace but his time at Selhurst Park is set to come to an end.