Crystal Palace managed to get past the first hurdle in the EFL Cup earlier this week but they have not had the greatest of starts to their Premier League campaign, losing both their games so far, failing to score even a single goal. This has seen the manager look for players who can improve the squad before the deadline day.
A number of exciting players are constantly linked with a move to the Selhurst Park and one such name that is now doing the rounds is Andre Green.
Green is a wanted man
According to reports from the Mirror, Aston Villa teenager Andre Green is now a transfer target for the Eagles this summer. The story reveals that Palace and Bournemouth had scouts watching over the 19-year in a recent game against Reading and are convinced that he is ready for top flight football already.
The likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs are all also keeping a close eye on him but should Palace fix a deal done for him?
History and potential
Born and brought up in Solihull, England, Green joined the academy at Villa back in 2006 as an eight-year-old and managed to break into the first team at the start of the previous season. He has represented England in the U16-U19 levels and is one of the most exciting stars in the domestic circuit in the country.
A left-winger by trait, the youngster can play as a support striker or on the other wing and is a dynamic player who can create and score goals. He scored his first senior goal in a 4-2 victory over Norwich this season and is in the process of establishing himself in the first team at Villa.
Known for his pace across the turf and ability to dribble past opponents, Green is a genuinely creative winger who loves to take on his man on the flank and put crosses in from wide areas. He is strong and has already learnt the art of hold up play making him perfect for the English game.
He has to work on his defensive duties and also on his finishing but at just 19, is a sensational addition to any club in the top flight.
Chances at Palace
The likes of Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha are expected to be the first choice this season for De Boer, leaving no chance for Green for first team action this season. He will only be able to play in domestic cup games, which might not be the best way for him to go about his career.
Palace is a club that has given English football a number of star player and will be a decent club to start his top flight career for Green but at the moment, he is better off trying to establish himself in the first team under Steve Bruce, before looking to make the switch.