Report: Crystal Palace could lose Jadan Raymond to Benfica or Valencia

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks dejected during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Crystal Palace are reportedly facing a fight to hold on to their exciting youngster with the Primeira Liga powerhouses and La Liga outfit keen.

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks dejected during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Crystal Palace fans must be sick of speculation swirling around their homegrown talents.

After losing Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and spending the whole summer fretting about the future of star man Wilfried Zaha, academy star Jadan Raymond now finds himself at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war.

 

According to the Mail, Palace have failed to tie down one of their most promising youngsters to professional terms – meaning the teenager could be on his way out of Selhust Park for as little as £250,000 when the window opens again in January.

Crystal Palace fans during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Raymond was the hero as England’s youngsters beat Poland in the final of the Syrenka Cup this week, scoring the winning spot-kick in a penalty shoot-out. And the Mail reports that scouts from Benfica and Valencia have been blown away by the starlet’s potential, not least because he is out of contract at the end of the season.

Understandably, Roy Hodgson’s side are desperate to tie Raymond down to fresh terms but will the opportunity to play for one of Europe’s biggest clubs on the continent be too good to turn down?

A general view during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between SL Benfica and FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio da Luz on September 19, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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