Report: Crystal Palace and West Ham want to sign Davis Abanda

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United speaks to Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London...

AC Ajaccio starlet Davis Abanda could be heading to the Premier League with Crystal Palace and West Ham United reportedly keen.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United speaks to Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London...

West Ham United and Crystal Palace are competing to sign Ajaccio youngster Davis Abanda this summer, according to L’Equipe.

Both London clubs are expected to reinforce again this summer after finishing in comfortable mid-table positions with strikers and creative midfielders apparently on the radar.

But it seems that both West Ham and Palace are also taking the time to check out Abanda, who is very highly rated by many across the channel.

 

A central midfielder who is eligible to represent either France or Cameroon at international level, Abanda joined Ligue 2 side Ajaccio from Bastia in 2017 and has plenty of admirers both in England and in his homeland.

L’Equipe reports that West Ham and Crystal Palace have been keeping close tabs on his development although the Eagles are expected to make the first step and get in contact with his representatives.

Roy Hodgson manager

Abanda, who has just one year left on his contract at Ajaccio, told ML2 in October that he was thrilled to be representing a club who have an impressive track record when it comes to giving young players a chance.

A general view ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on March 5, 2018 in London, England.

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