Crystal Palace would fix their leaky backline if they sign this 21-year-old starring in the Championship

Crystal Palace opinion – Palace want Ezri Konsa – Good Move?

According to a report in the Sun, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Brentford centre-back Ezri Konsa. The 21-year-old has impressed in the Championship this season and he could be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window.

Palace scout Dougie Freedman watched the England-U21 international and was impressed with him. The club has been watching the player for some time now. (h/t Sun)

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Ezri Konsa

Konsa was targeted by Arsenal in the last window, but the move didn’t happen. Hodgson’s men, on the other hand, want an extra defender for their squad. (h/t Sun)

The 21-year-old is valued around £15m and Brentford could sell him in the transfer window. Here’s why Palace should pay this amount and sign the defender:

Palace could do with one more quality defender

Crystal Palace have been a defensively organized side, not giving much to the opposition. They have conceded only 46 goals in 34 games, which is pretty decent for a team that is aiming to stay in the Premier League.

The Eagles have Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Scott Dann, and James Tomkins as options for the centre-back position. However, they would do well by getting a player ahead of next season.

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It is partly because Dann has been injury-prone and Kelly is not an out-and-out centre-back.

Hence, signing Ezri Konsa would be ideal for them. The 21-year-old is a centre-back, who can play at right-back and occasionally in defensive midfield. He has had a great season for Brentford and should do well at Selhurst Park.

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Palace are all but safe this season, but improving the squad should be their agenda ahead of next season. Adding Konsa would certainly be a step in that direction.

Written by Mizgan Masani

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