We may still be in April, but rumours of a £2.5 million move for the League One player of the year Bradley Dack appear to be gaining some serious momentum in the press.
Still just 22, Dack was on the books of Charlton Athletic as an academy player, but was released at the age of 14, forcing him to look elsewhere for footballing opportunities. It was whilst playing for Beths Grammar School that the midfielder was spotted by Gillingham, who moved quickly to sign him up to a three-year scholarship deal in 2010.
After impressing in their youth ranks, Bradley made his first-team debut in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. At the time of writing, he has 131 appearances and 30 goals to his name, following a four-year stint in which he has barely taken a breath.
Whilst many will be left wondering whether or not Dack is capable of making the leap from the third tier of English football to the Premier League, the link above offers a solid level of insight into his credentials for success. Indeed, Palace are far from the only high-profile club tracking his progress and may have to stay on their toes if they are keen to secure a deal before the season draws to a close.