If there’s one area Crystal Palace probably need some depth in these days, it’s down the wings.
Jordan Ayew isn’t exactly a right-winger, and while Wilfried Zaha is versatile enough to feature across the front three, there’s only so much a man can do by himself.
The left-hand side is particularly bare, which means it isn’t surprising to see Crystal Palace take an interest in Mounir Chouiar, currently contracted to FCO Dijon in Ligue 1.
The 21-year-old joined in the summer from Lens and had an immediate impact, scoring eight goals in 28 appearances in all competitions before the Covid-19 outbreak put everything on hold.
His performances appear to have caught the eye of Roy Hodgson’s scouts, as Le Foot in France claim Crystal Palace are one of three Premier League clubs ‘following’ the young winger, alongside Bournemouth and Watford.
It’s explained that despite Dijon paying €3.5m for him in the summer + a player, his value is now seen to be around €10m, which still makes him very affordable for the Premier League side.
If they do make a move, they could face competition from other clubs around Europe, like Eibar in Spain or Marseille in France.
For now, there’s no indication that Palace will make a bid, but their decision to keep an eye on his situation certainly suggests the left-hand side (he can also play through the middle) of their attack is an area they will be looking to address in the near future.