Crystal Palace’s Adlene Guedioura comments on potential summer exit

Guedioura has been linked with a permanent transfer to Watford, if he leaves Crystal Palace this summer.

Guedioura spent two successful spells with Watford this term, and he has told the Croydon Advertiser that he is still uncertain of his future with an exit from Palace rumoured.

The Algerian international said: “The thing is, at the moment even if they did say something, regardless of whether I want that or not, it is difficult to say [anything] because I have to go back to Palace to see what happens. The transfer window is coming up but at the moment I am focused on the last month with Palace.”

Guedioura is expected to leave Selhurst Park, with many Watford fans keen on seeing him return on a permanent deal as they face their first Premier League campaign since 2006/07.

He was a revelation in the middle of the park for the Hornets, single-handedly winning games on his own, and it is a surprise that Palace boss Alan Pardew is not keen on him.

With three games of the Premier League campaign remaining, Pardew should give an indication as to where Guedioura’s future lies by his matchday selections. If included in any of the final three squads, it could be suggested that the midfielder may have a future at Selhurst Park, but if not, an exit is most likely.

Guedioura himself seems unwilling to commit to any potential transfer to Hertfordshire yet, with his Palace career still in the air, but with just one year left on his contract, it would be no surprise to see him force a move away if not guaranteed the playing time that is so desperately needed in the peak of his career.

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