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Mbaye Diagne could be handed the chance to stay in the Premier League with Crystal Palace and Brighton battling to sign the West Bromwich Albion loanee, as reported by Sky Sports. 

With the Baggies confirming their relegation with a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday night, speculation surrounding the futures of Sam Johnstone and Matheus Pereira have gone into overdrive. 

But, while the in-form goalkeeper and the brilliant Brazilian certainly deserve to stay in the top flight, whether the same can be said of Diagne is certainly up for debate. 

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The Galatasaray-owned forward might have found the net as West Brom took four points off Manchester United and Chelsea, but his time at The Hawthorns will be remembered more for a series of high-profile misses. 

Baggies boss Sam Allardyce has not exactly defended Diagne in the press either, laying the blame at the striker’s door following April’s 3-0 defeat to Leicester – a result which brought an end to any hopes they had of replicating 2005’s Great Escape. 

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Nonetheless, Sky believes that Diagne has done enough during his time in the Midlands to catch the eye of Crystal Palace, Brighton and newly-promoted Watford. 

Allardyce did describe Diagne as a natural-born ‘goal-scorer’ a few days after his winter arrival and, while the £9 million Senegal international didn’t exactly set the world alight at West Brom, his record elsewhere speaks for itself. 

He scored 54 goals in 79 games over in Turkey with Kasimpasa and Galatasaray.  

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