A Crystal Palace return for Aaron Wan-Bissaka looks unlikely after his resurgence at Manchester United in recent weeks, so Patrick Vieira should go for Sacha Boey instead.
The Eagles have long been linked with re-signing the right-back after he lost his starting spot under Erik ten Hag due to the strong form of Diego Dalot, with the 25-year-old making just one substitute appearance ahead of the World Cup break.
However, with Dalot’s injury ruling him out of action following the tournament in Qatar, Ten Hag has handed the Englishman a chance at right-back, which he has duly taken, helping the Red Devils to an impressive run of form, with WhoScored awarding him a superb 6.97 rating for his performances in the top flight.
Both Joel Ward and Nathaniel Clyne have looked past their best this season, with WhoScored ranking them as the ninth and 15th-best performers at Selhurst Park so far this campaign, so it is easy to see why Vieira might want to bring in another right-back before Tuesday’s deadline.
Another young defender who has been linked with a Selhurst Park switch is Galatasaray right-back, Sacha Boey.
According to Turkish news outlet Star, the Eagles submitted a €16m (£14m) bid for Boey earlier in the window, after some impressive performances in the Super Lig since his move from Dijon in 2021.
The Frenchman, who was dubbed an “intriguing prospect” by journalist Zach Lowy amid Celtic’s interest in 2021, has made 18 appearances in the Turkish flight so far this campaign, contributing two assists and averaging a superb 7.30 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
Considering Eberechi Eze is ranked as the top performer at Selhurst Park with a 6.90 average rating, it is clear just how impressive Boey has been so far this season, and the quality he could add to Vieira’s squad.
The 22-year-old also boasts some eye-catching defensive stats which reinforce his reputation as something of a tackling machine, as he has won 3.2 tackles per game for Galatasaray this season, which is more than anyone in Palace’s squad.
Despite his reputation as one of the best tacklers in football, Wan-Bissaka has averaged just 2.3 per game in the top flight this season, which is another reason for signing Boey over him this month.
The former Dijon man has also averaged more shots, key passes and dribbles per game than the former Palace man so since he seemingly won’t be returning to Selhurst Park, Steve Parish should go for Boey instead.