Arsenal defender Calum Chambers could well be on the move this summer with Palace believed to be at the head of the queue for his signature.
Despite being highly rated by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, Chambers is seemingly growing restlesss at The Emirates Stadium and following a loan move to Middlesbrough last term, is keen to step away from north London on a move permanent basis this summer.
Whilst he still has three years left on his current contract, the taste of regular first-team football at The Riverside has obviously left him hungry for more, with the prospect of slotting into Frank de Boer’s high-pressing style of play at Selhurst Park likely to be an attractive prospect for a young player who’s keen to prove his worth once and for all in the Premier League.
Often, when a player makes noises about leaving a club akin to those Chambers has in the article above their fans react badly but the positive tone in which the aforementioned piece is written, suggests that there is nothing but goodwill towards Calum from the Arsenal faithful, which is always a good sign.
It’s quite ridiculous to think that a player of Chambers’ reputation is still just 22 years old; a fact well worth keeping in mind when weighing up whether or not you feel the club should make a move for him this summer. Yes, he may have struggled to impose himself fully on the Premier League as a standout performer as things stand but the building blocks are all in place for him to progress hugely in the coming years.
The presence of Frank de Boer alongside the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke all now act as huge ticks against our name when trying to sign a new player, particularly one with the skill-set Chambers possesses. Yes, he’s far from the finished article but I for one am extremely happy with the direction in which our transfer policy appears to be heading this summer.
Watch this space.