Crystal Palace are reportedly eyeing Belgian right-back Timothy Castagne as a potential replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to a report published by the Evening Standard.
Wan-Bissaka had a stellar season and established himself as one of the league’s best right-backs.
The Palace starlet is reportedly a priority target of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is looking to recruit a specialist right-back this summer.
Palace will face no easy task to find a replacement for Wan-Bissaka should he leave, especially considering that he was one of their most influential players during the past season.
Castagne however certainly fits the bill to be an apt replacement at Palace if a deal could be concluded.
The 23-year-old, who is currently on the books of Atalanta, made 37 appearances in all competitions during the past season and also proved that he is a goalscoring defender by finding the back of the net five times.
The reported Palace target was one of the impressive players from Gian Piero Gasperini’s side who defied the odds during the past season and claimed an impressive third place finish in the Serie A standings.
Castagne, who boasts five appearances for the Belgium national team, could be a contender to represent his country in the European Championships next year.
He definitely has the potential to add a lot of value to the Palace first-team in the event that Wan-Bissaka leaves the club.
Palace could however face one serious challenge in their aims to sign him. Atalanta managed to secure qualification to next season’s Champions League and the player may just opt to remain with his current club for at least one more season because of this.