Italian playmaker, reportedly subject of Palace, West Brom bids, comments on his future

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Franco Vazquez has been linked with West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.

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Palermo playmaker Franco Vazquez has reassured reporters that he will leave the cub this summer and adds the reported interest from Sevilla makes him happy, Gianluca Di Marzio report.

The two-time capped Italy international has become one of the hottest properties on the market this summer as it appears his four-year stay with Serie A side Palermo is drawing to an end.

Vazquez has been linked with a host of clubs already, and accoridng to various reports he has already been the subject of bids from Premier League duo West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.

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The player himself told Italian publication Gazzetta Giallorossa, via the Birmingham Mail, of the Baggies bid while Talksport recently claim that the Eagles have lodged a bid for the 27-year-old.

Both West Brom and Palace are in the market for a new attacking midfielder this summer, and they will have been impressed by Vazquez’s superb displays over the past 12 months in Italy’s top-flight.

However, Palace and West Brom face heavy competition from abroad and Vazquez’s latest comments suggests he could be holding out for a move to Spanish side Sevilla.

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"What is certain is that I will be leaving Palermo, I am waiting for the right offer. I know Sampaoli wants me and this makes me happy,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.

“Sevilla are a top club and play Champions league football. Let's wait because nothing is official yet. Milan really wanted me so did Roma, they both had contacts with Palermo".

This past season, Vazquez netted eight goals and added a further seven assists despite Palermo’s struggles.

He would no doubt be a superb addition to the Premier League, though his reported suitors Palace and West Brom must act quickly if they are to bring him in ahead of the growing competition.

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