Report: Crystal Palace join race for Celtic target Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal looks on  during the Premier League 2 match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on April 15, 2019 in London, England.

Crystal Palace have reportedly joined Celtic and West Brom in the battle for Carl Jenkinson.

Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal looks on  during the Premier League 2 match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on April 15, 2019 in London, England.

According to The Sun, Crystal Palace have joined the race for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson as they eye up a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Eagles have lost star right back Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United, but have at least pocketed a huge £50million for the youngster.

They'll be looking to reinvest some of that money in a replacement, and it's believed that Roy Hodgson is keen on Jenkinson having worked with him with England.

 

It's thought that Jenkinson is available for just £5million, which would allow Palace to spend some of that Wan-Bissaka on other areas of the team.

Palace may now hope to win the race for Jenkinson, and they can offer him a stay in London as well as first-team football at Selhurst Park.

However, they're not the only ones keen. Sky Sports claim that Celtic and West Bromwich Albion are also pursuing Jenkinson, and they can all offer him something vital.

Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Celtic have European football on offer, whilst West Brom would be able to give him a reunion with his former West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic.

Palace, West Brom and Celtic all desperately need a new right back, meaning Jenkinson finds himself as a much-needed player this summer – and now has three suitors for his signature.

Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch