PSV Eindhoven have made an improved bid of £7.6million for Crystal Palace full-back Patrick Van Aanholt. Van Aanholt has 18 months left to run on his current contract at Palace.Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce had signed left-back Patrick van Aanholt on a four-and-a-half-year contract from Sunderland in January 2017.
Van Aanholt has been out since the 1-0 win against Bournemouth in early December. He may not have played for several weeks, but van Aanholt is still reportedly attracting attention in the January transfer window.The 29-year-old has featured 17 times for the Eagles this season, scoring two goals, both of which came in 2-1 victories for Palace away from home – at Manchester United and at West Ham United.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that he expects Alexander Sorloth to return to the Premier League club in the future. Sorloth joined Trabzonspor on a 24-month loan over the summer but the Super Lig outfit have a buyout clause option to sign the striker on a permanent move.
Roy Hodgson said “A decision was made to loan him over a longer period. Now we have to live with that decision. Hopefully he continues to do well. When he returns, we hope he brings his scoring form from Trabzon’s team to the Premier League with Crystal Palace. He didn’t get a fair chance with us. He was set a high bar when he first came here, and he was not able to live up to expectations. We thought it was important that he go somewhere where he could play regularly, and hopefully show the potential we saw in him when we signed him.”
The Norway international could only be brought back over the summer if Trabzonspor agree to but with the powerful forward scoring 18 goals already this term it seems unlikely that they would want to end his stay early. Hodgson said that he felt Sorloth never really got a chance to prove himself at Palace and that he hopes he can bring his goal scoring form to Palace when he returns.
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