Palace Join Maupay Hunt

Palace Join Maupay Hunt

Crystal Palace are ready to rival Huddersfield in the race to sign Brentford striker Neal Maupay in January, reports have claimed. The Eagles, just like Huddersfield have struggled badly for goals in the Premier League this season, and boss Roy Hodgson is looking for alternative options ahead of the January transfer window.

Maupay has had no such problems, albeit at a lower level, and he has already fired home 10 goals this season as Brentford have mounted a Championship promotion push.

The 22-year-old cost £1.8million when the Championship club signed him from Saint-Etienne in 2017 and Brentford would be keen to hang on to him while they remain in the thick of promotion contention.

Even so their resolve could be tested in the new year and offer of £10million could tempt them to cash in, despite the fact it could dent their promotion hopes.

Terriers boss David Wagner appeared to be in the box seat to land the French frontman, but he now faces strong competition from Palace in the race for his signature.