Report: Crystal Palace make formal approach to Montpellier defender Daniel Congre ahead of summer transfer

Crystal Palace are keen on bringing Congre to Selhurst Park, and have made an approach for him.

As per a report in the Croydon Advertiser, Palace have formally approached 30-year-old Congre ahead of a summer move to the Eagles.

A natural right-back, Congre can play anywhere along the back-line, and has been a solid performer for Montpellier this term, although usually playing on the left-side of defence.

Playing his entire career in France, Congre started his career with Toulose, making 224 appearances and winning seven Under-21 caps for Les Bleus.

He signed with Montpellier in 2012, and has won over 100 appearances in that time, although his contract expires at the end of next season and Palace are keen to take advantage.

The report states that the Eagles have already approached Congre in an attempt to entice him to Selhurst Park for next season, and that he will be available for a cut-price £1.4 million due to his expiring contract.

The deal certainly looks to be a good one for Palace, with Congre still able to perform at the top level for a number of years yet. There are always doubts about players coming to England having spent their entire careers in a different country, but Congre’s versatility and cheap value should make him an enticing prospect for Alan Pardew ahead of the summer transfer window.

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