Report: Crystal Palace agree fee with Sunderland over Connor Wickham

Sunderland Inc Wickham

Connor Wickham is reportedly set to leave Sunderland for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace are on the verge of signing Connor Wickham from Sunderland, according to The Guardian.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that Palace have agreed a fee of around £8 million with their Premier League rivals for the transfer of the 22-year-old forward.

If the deal does go through, then Wickham will become the London outfit’s fourth signing of the summer so far.

The Eagles have recruited former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain, goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Queens Park Rangers and England Under-21 international forward Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

Good move for Crystal Palace?

Wickham has been on the books of Sunderland since 2011, when he joined them from Ipswich Town.

The Englishman is rated as a very promising young forward and made 36 appearances in the Premier League for the Black Cats last season.

In those 36 league matches, the youngster scored five goals, created 21 chances, had a pass accuracy of 65% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and won 95 headers, 43 dribbles and 41 tackles.

Palace would be signing a very promising young player who can establish himself as a top forward in the Premier League in the coming years.

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