Crystal Palace are said to be interested in a loan move for Manchester United starlet James Wilson this January.
Although the next transfer window is still more than two months from opening, Alan Pardew and his staff are thought to be extremely keen on pursuing a move for Wilson, who has long been tipped as a star of the future at Old Trafford.
Despite serious interest from Celtic, Palace are hopeful that the promise of regular Premier League football will be enough for both Wilson and United to decide on a move to SE25 over Glasgow, as we look to maintain our place in the top eight for the entirety of the campaign.
At present, Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford remains on our books, but many now believe that the Blues have decided to recall the striker early given his lack of game time, paving the way for Wilson to take his place at the earliest possible juncture. Questions will rightly be raised as to whether or not Wilson can succeed where Bamford has failed, but when looking at the scenario from afar, it’s fair to suggest that United have far higher hopes for Wilson than Chelsea do for Patrick.
Despite having a number of striker’s on our books at present, Dwight Gayle, Connor Wickham and Fraizer Campbell are all still waiting for their first Premier League goal of the season, raising feasible concerns about our attacking threat should the goals from midfield dry up in the coming weeks, put quite simply, Wilson will likely be seen as a possible solution to that conundrum. You would hope that his arrival would coincide with that of another permanent striker, ideally taking the place of Fraizer Campell in our 25-man squad but that discussion is for another day.
It feels slightly odd discussing a transfer story some nine and a half weeks before anything can be confirmed, but with Wilson having become the topic of debate amongst certain news outlets, we have little reason to grumble.
We’ll keep an eye on the story for any further developments.