Should Crystal Palace move for James Wilson if Patrick Bamford is recalled by Chelsea?

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Crystal Palace should move for Manchester United striker Wilson.

Palace are reportedly set to lose Patrick Bamford, with a report in the Evening Standard claiming that Chelsea are set to recall the young striker due to his lack for first-team football.

It is obvious that Alan Pardew is not convinced that the 22-year-old offers enough to improve his Palace side, and his departure will hardly go down as much of a loss to the Eagles - although they have to ensure they bring another striker in to act as back-up to Connor Wickham.

And this striker should be another Premier League youngster coming in on loan - James Wilson of Manchester United.

United are keen to loan out Wilson to encourage his development with consistent first-team football, and a spot in a Premier League side would be perfect for him.

He would only be back-up to Wickham, so would be playing consistently, but not 90 minutes for every week causing a potential burn-out.

The 19-year-old - who has scored three goals in 15 Premier League games - would also be playing in the division which he is expected to feature in for United.

The Red Devils would be sending him to a club with no adaptation time needed, and would give the youngster his best chance of developing into the top class striker that many believe he can come in English football.

Palace need a striker if Bamford is recalled, and rather than splashing big money on signing a player in the over-inflated January transfer window, moving for Wilson could be the best move Pardew makes - for both his side, and the youngster’s fledgling career.

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