Crystal Palace are reportedly keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro and could make their move this summer.
Reports on the continent claim a Palace scout was in attendance for Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Serbia in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday night to run the rule over the left-back, who has only started 11 times in the Bundesliga for Dortmund this season.
Guerreiro played the full 90 minutes of the contest at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon and it is likely Palace will be keen to take another look at him between now and the end of the season.
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Patrick van Aanholt is the current first-choice left-back at Selhurst Park, but his understudy, Pape Souare, is out of contract in the summer and it does not look like he will be offered a new deal.
Guerreiro appears to be one of the players Palace are lining up to replace Souare, although the 25-year-old, who has won 32 caps for Portugal and was part of the side that won the European Championships in 2016, is likely to demand a starting role, which could also put van Aanholt’s position in jeopardy.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.