Crystal Palace transfer targets summer 2024: Eagles planning to fill several voids

Crystal Palace finished 2023/24 as one of the PL's form sides under new manager Oliver Glasner. The Eagles won six and lost none of their last seven league matches, giving the Austrian coach every right to put his own stamp on the South London side.

Glasner's first transfer window at Selhurst Park is more likely to gain fame for its outgoings, if rumours around the likes of Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise come to fruition. But there has been no time wasting, with Palace moving very swiftly in the free agent market already.

They've already secured two signings in the form of Chadi Riad and Daichi Kamada, who are both set to join the club on July 1st. And if Palace's crown jewels are sold early, Glasner will have the tools to get Palace to new heights – that being a maiden appearance in a major European competition

Crystal Palace transfer targets
This will be Oliver Glasner's first transfer window as Crystal Palace manager – Photo by Icon Sport

Crystal Palace transfer targets – Latest rumours

Crystal Palace transfer targets
Current club
Estimated fee*
Likelihood

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Reiss Nelson

Arsenal

€20m

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🇳🇴 Antonio Nusa

Club Brugge

€30m

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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United

€15m

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Reiss Nelson – Arsenal

Crystal Palace will be looking for a lot of opportunistic signings this summer, giving them a newfound depth in numbers in lieu of a marquee megastar. So, it's no surprise that Reiss Nelson is being tipped to secure a switch across London from Arsenal. The Gunners will need to sell this summer if they wish to splash the cash, and losing an academy graduate could be the best way to go about their business.

In early 2023, Nelson had hopes of finally gaining a long-term foothold in Mikel Arteta's setup, after a huge goal against Bournemouth that helped Arsenal win from a 2-0 deficit, in a result that many believed would irreversibly swing the title race their way. Sadly for Arsenal and Nelson, it was not to be in either case.

Even though Nelson has three years left to run on his current deal, he is no more than a squad player, so the Gunners are unlikely to demand a hefty fee for him.

With experience playing in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Eredivisie and Europa League, he would be a smart signing who could easily fit into numerous positions under Glasner. If Palace were to lose someone such as Eze, then Nelson could be a cheap option to help fill the gap.

Crystal Palace transfer target, Antonio Nusa
Antonio Nusa is said to feature on Crystal Palace's transfer shortlist – Photo by Icon Sport

Antonio Nusa – Club Brugge

It appeared that the deal seeing Michale Olise to Bayern Munich instead of Chelsea could have a knock-on impact as to who Palace targets as his replacement. There were a lot of rumours about Noni Madueke going to Selhurst Park if Olise joined the Blues, but that has seemingly now gone rather quiet.

Palace are going to have a sizeable amount of money burning a hole in their pocket as they go in search of Olise's replacement with a flexible forward and young attacker said to be on the cards. Fabrizio Romano has now weighed in on what he has heard Oliver Glasner plans to do to fill the void left by Olise.

Antonio Nusa of Club Brugge is said to feature on Palace's list of potential targets. Nusa is a two-time Belgian Pro League winner with Club Brugge but had a stop/start campaign last time out due to injury.

The Norweigan international managed just three goals and three assists during the regular season, and before that, it was one goal and one assist during 2022/23. So, at 19 he has a lot to improve and work on, but Glasner may well see him as a diamond in the rough that he can perfect.

Nusa certainly wouldn't be able to start week in and week out for Palace while replicating Olise's attacking output. However, the youngster could well turn into a sensational winegr given time to grow and learn.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has long been tipped with a return to Crystal Palace – Photo by Icon Sport

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Manchester United

Pretty much ever since he left Selhurst Park, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been linked with a move back to Crystal Palace. The ex-Palace defender has never been a huge hit at Manchester United with many complaining about his inability to operate as an effective attacking right back.

One thing that's always been in Wan-Bissaka's back pocket is his ability to defend in one-on-one situations, but that's not enough for the Old Trafford faithful. Wan-Bissaka has now gone three straight seasons without starting more than 20 Premier League games, so a return to his boyhood club could be exactly what he needs.

Last season, Palace were playing the likes of Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Ward at right-back until they signed Rodrigo Munoz who was a huge hit. However, with Galsner often using three centre-backs, Wan-Bissaka could certainly do a job as the right-sided player.

The fact that Palace signed Munoz in January would mean Wan-Bissaka couldn't operate in his favoured right-back role, which does make this transfer rumour a rather bizarre one. It's believed that the Red Devils could offer Wan-Bissaka to Palace in exchange for a cheaper deal to sign England international centre back, Marc Guehi.

That sort of deal simply doesn't make sense for the Eagles, who are looking to improve on their squad not actively make it weaker, so it's definitely a wait-and-see on this particular link.


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