Report: Crystal Palace could sell long-serving star for just £6m

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson before the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on January 18, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Premier League Crystal Palace have been linked with a host of new left-backs but does this mean Patrick Van Aanholt is heading to PSV Eindhoven?

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace reaction during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Crystal Palace could be tempted to sell Patrick Van Aanholt for as little as £6 million this month, with PSV Eindhoven interested in taking the rampaging wide man back to Holland according to Voetbal International.

In any other transfer window, the prospect of Palace cashing in on their fleet-footed Dutch international would have seemed all-but impossible.

But, with just 18 months left on his contract and with injuries keeping him out of the team, it seems the Londoners are giving serious consideration to selling one of their star players on the cheap.

 

According to Voetbal International, The Eagles value Van Aanholt at around £6 with PSV, who are desperate to sign a new left-back, seeing an initial bid turned down. Sky, however, claims that PSV’s offer stands at £4.2 million.

The former Chelsea and Sunderland flyer has been one of the first names on Palace’s team sheet for a number of years now, a real Fantasy Football favourite who has proven to be a reliable source of goals and assists from the flank.

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace and Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane on August 18, 2019...

But Palace know that, with his contract due to expire in 2021, Van Aanholt’s value is only set to decrease.

Furthermore, Jairo Riedewald has impressed in the Holland international’s injury-enforced absence in recent weeks while Crystal Palace scour the market for a long-term replacement with Jamal Lewis, Aaron Hickey, Nathan Ferguson, Hassane Kamara and Alessandro Tripaldelli all emerging as potential successors.

Maybe the time is right to move on after all.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur crosses the ball leading to an own goal, Tottenham Hotspurs second goal by Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace  during the Premier League match between...

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