Cheikhou Kouyate believes Crystal Palace teammate Aaron Wan-Bissaka could become the best in his position in the Premier League.


Cheikhou Kouyate has made the colossal prediction that Crystal Palace ace Aaron Wan-Bissaka could become the best right-back in the Premier League if he continues his development.

The 20-year-old full-back is a product of the club’s academy and has broken into the first team during the last year.

He is an English flyer that has been converted from a winger to a defender and impressed in the 2-0 win over Fulham last weekend in the first round of fixtures for the Premier League season.

Midfielder Kouyate completed a move to Selhurst Park from West Ham in the summer and has heaped huge praise onto his new teammate at Palace.

“He is a very good player and he is young,” Kouyate told Sky Sports.

“If he continues to play this way this year he could be the best right-back in the league. He has everything, he is clever and strong. This boy makes me happy.”


Wan-Bissaka is a highly-rated talent that looks set to become a regular in Roy Hodgson’s side, but he may have some way to go if he is to become the best right-back in the league.

The English top flight currently has quality right-backs such as Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Antonio Valencia, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Seamus Coleman and Cesar Azpilicueta competing in it.

Wan-Bissaka is already earning rave reviews and the England Under-20 international is gearing up to face Liverpool on Monday in Palace’s next game.

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