Report: Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare spotted at Marseille's training ground

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James's Park, Newcastle on Saturday 6th April 2019.

Crystal Palace's Pape Souare only played a minute of Premier League football under Roy Hodgson in 2018/19, but is he returning to Ligue 1?

Pape Souare of Crystal Palace during the Pre-Season Friendly between Stevenage and Crystal Palace at The Lamex Stadium on July 24, 2018 in Stevenage, England.

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has been spotted at Marseille’s training ground as speculation intensifies over a potential return to France, as reported by Wiw Sport.

The Senegal international has been a Palace player for the last four-and-a-half years, moving to Selhurst Park from Lille for a fee of £3.4 million, according to the Guardian.


Souare was initially a key player but he has barely played since suffering serious injuries in a car crash back in September 2016.

By the time the 28-year-old returned after a long spell on the sidelines, Dutch flyer Patrick Van Aanholt had already established himself as the club’s number one left-back.

Souare played just one minute of Premier League football in 2018/19, coming on the opening day victory away at Fulham.

Pape Souare of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on September 19, 2017 in London, England.

And, according to Wiw Sport, the experienced full-back could be looking to revive his career back in Ligue 1. Souare is on the lookout for a new club and travelled to Marseille’s training ground this week, potentially with a move on the cards.

Rudi Garcia’s side already have two left-backs in the shape of Jordan Amavi and Hiroki Sakai, however, so first-team football would hardly be guaranteed at the Stade Velodrome.

Crystal Palace's Pape N'Diaye Souare

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