The Crystal Palace defender remained at Selhurst Park after the transfer deadline passed for most European clubs.

Paderborn had the number six shirt ‘literally ready’ for Jairo Riedewald, before the Crystal Palace defender’s transfer to Germany collapsed shortly before the transfer deadline, according to Kicker.

Riedewald looked set to join the newly-promoted Bundesliga side on a season-long loan deal, after failing to feature in any of Crystal Palace’s Premier League fixtures this season.

And speaking to NW.de earlier, the Paderborn sporting director Martin Przondziono offered a hint as to why the Dutchman remained at Selhurst Park.

“We talked to his adviser. But we were not yet close to reaching an agreement,” he said. “We tried to get some players. But in the end it also has to fit with the finances.”

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Riedewald cost Crystal Palace £8.1 million from Ajax two years ago, according to Transfermarkt, but has only played 20 times for the Premier League club – who replaced the man that signed him, Frank de Boer, with Roy Hodgson just weeks into his Eagles’ career.

But the 22-year-old could still be offered a way out of Palace, with the transfer window still open in several countries – including Portugal.

Riedewald remains under contract at Crystal Palace until June 2022.

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