With speculation suggesting Wilfried Zaha, in the future, could leave Crystal Palace for greener and more reputable pastures, it isn’t crazy to suggest the Eagles could be looking around for someone to come in if an exit takes place.
We’re only saying this because Roy Hodgson’s side had a scout present in France over the weekend at Bordeaux-Dijon, according to Mercato365, where a certain Francois Kamano was playing.
Joined by a colleague from Burnley, the Crystal Palace representative will have watched a tepid 0-0, although the 22-year-old forward did shine enough to score a goal, only to have it taken away following a VAR review.
The Guinea international possesses similar attributes to the aforementioned Zaha, both quick and skilful, as well as being relatively versatile, capable of playing across the front three, even if he does prefer the left hand side of the pitch.
This certainly explains why Burnley will have been present, as Sean Dyche is hardly blessed with wingers at Turf Moor, and while Johan Gudmundsson can help out Robbie Brady down the left, someone like Kamano would provide a much needed spark in the Clarets’ attack.
Bordeaux have made it clear a January transfer is out of the question, but there’s always next summer, and with a contract running out in 2020, the Ligue 1 side might be forced to cash in while they still can.
Kamano has scored seven goals in 14 appearances so far this season.