Crystal Palace Plotting Swoop For “Dominant” £20m Colossus

Crystal Palace are fascinated by a summer season deal to convey Norwich Metropolis star Andrew Omobamidele to the Premier League, based on stories.

Who’s Andrew Omobamidele?

Omobamidele is a centre-back who at present performs his soccer at Carrow Street having labored his method up via the varied youth ranks to graduate from the academy in 2021 and develop into an everyday characteristic of the first-team, clocking up a complete of 51 senior appearances up to now.

The Republic of Eire worldwide nonetheless has one other three years remaining on his contract with David Wagner’s aspect, however having impressed throughout his 27 Championship begins final season, he’s certain to draw consideration this window.

The Canaries, nonetheless, collectively had a disappointing marketing campaign ending thirteenth and fairly a way exterior of the highest six, in order that they could possibly be trying to money in on a few of their most prized belongings forward of a squad rebuild, and will the 20-year-old depart, he’s bought an admirer in Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.

Are Crystal Palace signing Omobamidele?

In line with The Telegraph (by way of Soccer League World), Crystal Palace are “interested” in Omobamidele forward of the 2023/24 time period. The Eagles have the defender firmly “on their radar” and the report states {that a} charge of £20m is prone to be “sufficient to get a deal completed”. Norwich’s former sporting director Stuart Webber publicly admitted that there’s a “big possibility” that the younger expertise will go away.


The place would Omobamidele slot in beneath Hodgson?

Crystal Palace are prone to be in want of reinforcements within the centre-back place this summer season with Marc Guehi being watched by Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United enquiring about Joachim Andersen, so ought to one or each of the duo depart, Omobamidele could possibly be the perfect alternative for Hodgson.

The Leixlip native averaged 2.7 clearances and 1.9 aerial wins per second-tier recreation final season, by way of WhoScored. Not solely is he a rock on the coronary heart of the backline however he additionally likes to attempt to push his group additional up the pitch, rating within the 88th percentile for many progressive carries by central defenders.

Norwich’s “dominant” colossus, as lauded by expertise scout Jacek Kulig, additionally shares the identical agent, Elite Project Group Ltd, as Malcolm Ebiowei, so this current connection that his consultant has to the membership may doubtlessly give them a small benefit ought to they attempt to try to get a deal wrapped up within the weeks and months forward.