Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says Nathaniel Clyne could earn a deal at the club following his release from Liverpool at the end of last season, Standard report.

Clyne started his career at Palace before moves to Southampton and Liverpool.

He moved to Anfield for a £12.5 million fee back in 2015. However, following Jurgen Klopp’s arrival and subsequent injuries, Clyne fell out of favour on Merseyside.

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Now a free agent, the right-back could return to where it all began.

Clyne started training with Palace again to regain his fitness, and Hodgson admits a permanent deal could be done depending on his injury situation.

“Yes, it might be [with a view to a contract. A lot will depend on how his injury situation panes out over the next few weeks, but it will be very nice to see where Nathaniel is and if there is an opportunity for us to offer him something or if he is interested in us offering him something, then him joining us,” Hodgson explained.

Palace strengthened their fullback options with Nathan Ferguson arriving.

But the Eagles have never really filled the void left by England U21 international Aaron Wan Bissaka who joined Manchester United in the summer of 2019.

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Clyne, 29, should still has a couple of years left at the top level.

Former Palace manager Neil Warnock described him as the best right-back in England in 2015, while Hodgson will know of his capabilities from his time as England boss.

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