Barry Bannan comments on his Crystal Palace future

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

The former Aston Villa midfielder is considering leaving Crystal Palace this summer.

Bannan fell out of favour last season under Alan Pardew, spending the second half of the campaign on loan at Bolton, and he has told the Croydon Advertiser that he is considering his future.

The former Celtic trainee said: “I've got one year left at Palace but we'll have to see what happens this summer. As long as I'm playing football, I don't mind about anything, I just want to be out there playing week in, week out.

“Wherever that may be, we'll soon see. I am just going to have a break and see what happens now.”

Although not writing off staying at Palace into the last year of his contract, the 25-year-old has admitted that he needs to be playing football, and that does not look like it will happen under Pardew.

The midfielder moved to Palace in the summer of 2013, joining from Aston Villa, but has never truly established himself in the team, making only 27 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles.

With one year left on his deal, and no first-team chances looking likely, Palace will probably look to sell him this summer. They can guarantee a transfer fee him, rather than losing him for free next summer, and there are bound to be a selection of Championship teams interested in him following a solid loan spell with Bolton last term.

His career at Selhurst Park has never truly kick-started, but he is still only 25, and has plenty of years ahead of him to establish himself in a Premier League team.

Unfortunately, it does not look as if that team will be Palace, and the Eagles should be looking to sell him this summer as they plan for a major rebuild to push for the upper reaches of the Premier League table.

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