Crystal Palace are believed to be weighing up a summer move for England U19 captain Taylor Moore, amid interest in the defender from a number of Premier League rivals.
Having moved to France at the age of seven, the teenager is currently on the books of Ligue 2 outfit Lens, but is expected to make the jump to these shores once the current campaign comes to an end.
His fledgling career is often compared to that of Spurs midfielder Eric Dier, who followed the same path as a youngster, but after completing his early years across the channel, his development is expected to accelerate over the next year or so, having made a mark in the England youth ranks in recent seasons.
Palace fans have correctly complained about the apparent lack of planning that occurred prior to the January transfer window, but stories circulating in the press of late have linked Alan Pardew and his coaching staff with a large number of young targets for the upcoming summer window, which should give us all cause for a sense of cautious optimism for the plans being laid by those behind the scenes at Selhurst Park.
Whilst there has been no official word made about the extent of the changes that are likely to be made between now and the start of the 2016/17 season, few would be surprised to see a number of players moving on prior to at least four or five being brought into the starting XI.
Would you be happy to see Moore joining the club this summer? Are we enough of a draw to see off the direct competition we’ll face for his signature?