Crystal Palace fans react as Patrick Vieira reportedly eyes Arsenal utility man
Crystal Palace are reportedly looking at signing Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, as Patrick Vieira presses on with a rebuild of the London side. Having already signed Michael Olise, Vieira is now looking to his old club for additions. Palace fans have reacted to the potential of Chambers.
Chambers, 26, is one of a number of players at Arsenal that is in final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners. Along with Chambers, Eddie Nketiah, Sead Kolasinac, Alexandre Lacazette and Mo Elneny are set to see their deals end in June 2022. This summer could see them sold for cash.
Arsenal are in the last window in which they can realistically bring in a fee for that list of players. From January 1, if their contracts are not renewed, they will be allowed to talk to foreign sides on a pre-contract agreement. If English clubs want them in January, the price will be much reduced.
Arsenal transfer news: What have Palace fans said about Chambers?
So, Arsenal probably need to cash in on Chambers this summer if they are unwilling to extend his contract. 90Min say that Palace could consider both Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Chambers, the latter of which is in the final few months of his deal. It is unclear how much Arsenal would want for him.
Palace fans reacted on Twitter to the news that Vieira could potentially go after Chambers this summer. With Scott Dann, Gary Cahill and Mamadou Sakho all leaving on a free, a centre-back is crucial. Chambers can also play as a right-back, and in midfield. Ideal, but Palace fans in disagreement.