According foot marketCrystal Palace are interested in bringing Hamari Traore to the Premier League, but they face competition from Barcelona.
What is the story?
Well, the south Londoners certainly seem keen to improve their right-back options as they are also in talks with Manchester United over a deal to bring Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Selhurst Park.
However, it would be foolish to select just one option, so Crystal Palace are also eyeing Traore.
The Mali international – who captains Rennes – has also attracted interest from Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt as well as Barcelona, after a phenomenal 2021/22 season in France.
foot market adding that the 30-year-old has also won admirers in Qatar, as he enters the final 12 months of his contract with Rennes.
The French outlet also claim that Traore is loved by Jordi Cruyff – Johan Cruyff’s son and Camp Nou technical director.
Barcelona see the No.27 Rennes as a cheaper alternative to Juan Foyth.
Crystal Palace and Barcelona could face off
Interestingly, Crystal Palace and Barcelona aren’t just interested in Traore.
The Spanish giants are also eyeing Wan-Bissaka with the Eagles, so it’s quite possible the pair playing both red and blue could face off in the transfer market before the August 31 deadline.
In an ideal world, every team would get their first-choice right-back target, although Barcelona obviously have a much bigger pull than Crystal Palace and could offer Champions League football.
Therefore, Xavi might end up frustrating Patrick Vieira in the next couple of weeks.
Keep an eye on this situation as we expect Crystal Palace and Barcelona to sign new right-backs.
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