Crystal Palace considering move to sign £20,000-a-week forward compared to Franck Ribery

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Crystal Palace are currently considering a move for a forward who has drawn comparisons to Franck Ribery as they search for a replacement for Michael Olise.

Dougie Freedman has initiated discussions regarding a potential transfer for Club Brugge’s No.32, Antonio Nusa, following Bayern Munich’s agreement to activate the £55m release clause of Palace’s No.7.

However, another forward has now emerged as a contender for Crystal Palace…

Crystal Palace shortlist Wilfried Gnonto

Transfer expert Graeme Bailey has informed HITC Football that Crystal Palace are exploring the possibility of signing Leeds United’s No.29, Wilfried Gnonto, as a replacement for Michael Olise.

The Italy international gained significant recognition in the Premier League during the 2022/23 season, with Gary Neville even likening him to a “Manchester City winger” due to his impactful performances in England.

Despite Gnonto’s efforts, Leeds United suffered relegation that season and failed to secure promotion back to the Premier League last term, indicating a potential departure for the player.

Wilfried Gnonto of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on March 17, 2024 in Leeds, ...

Bailey believes that Daniel Farke’s side will ask for £30m for the Italian, who is under contract at Elland Road until July 2027.

HITC Football also reports that Sunderland’s No.20, Jack Clarke, is another contender to replace Olise.

Dougie Freedman could sign Franck Ribery 2.0

For those unfamiliar with Gnonto, he has drawn comparisons to Bayern Munich and France legend Ribery. Goal highlighted the resemblance, noting the 20-year-old’s dynamic dribbling abilities and direct approach when taking on defenders.

In our assessment, Gnonto fits the mold of a typical Crystal Palace player, akin to the styles of Yannick Bolasie and namesake Wilfried Zaha—a bold attacker who excites fans and brings them to their feet.

Wilfried Gnonto of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Crystal Palace at Elland Road on April 9, 2023 in Leeds, U...

The player from Verbania is reportedly earning £20,000 per week at Elland Road, a salary that Crystal Palace could potentially double in their efforts to secure his signature. This move could be facilitated by the removal of James Tomkins, Jairo Riedewald, and Olise from the wage bill.

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