Barcelona are in a “race against the clock” to sell a number of their squad’s fringe players and according to Spanish sporting newspaper Marca, Crystal Palace are interested in a deal for Munir before the transfer deadline passes.
Whilst many across the planet view Barcelona as a genuine super-power within the game, their squad, as things stand, is simply too bloated leaving them with no choice but to trim their first-team cohort before the new campaign gets underway. Marca have produced a lengthy list of players that the Catalans are keen to move on, with Munir named and Palace highlighted alongside Ajax and Alaves as a club that remain interested in taking him off the La Liga title holders.
Still just 22, Munir spent last season on loan at Alaves, netting an impressive 14 goals and notching six assists whilst being played as an out-and-out striker; the sort of return that is bound to interest many teams across Europe and whilst Palace will undoubtedly be one of them, it’s difficult to envisage the man himself being that keen to leave Spain when he has genuine offers on the table there already.
He may of course be keen to test himself in an entirely new environment and if that is the case, I’d obviously love to see him join up with Roy Hodgson’s squad but thinking sensibly, it seems a tad foolish to get even the slightest bit excited about the prospects of Palace pulling this off over the next couple of weeks.
Originally earmarked as a potential superstar of the future, I’m sure he could still be an extremely valuable asset to us if he does fancy a switch to south London. After a summer with next to no concrete transfer rumours, I’m hanging onto anything I can get for dear life at the moment.
Watch this space.