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Report: Southampton and Crystal Palace scouting ‘outstanding’ 20-year-old forward

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Report: Southampton and Crystal Palace scouting ‘outstanding’ 20-year-old forward

Southampton and Crystal Palace have both been linked with Logan Chalmers, according to The Courier.

The Scottish outlet claims the Saints and the Eagles, along with Championship side Birmingham, are interested in the Dundee United forward.

Southampton and Palace reportedly sent scouts to Tannadice last weekend to keep tabs on Chalmers as his side was in action against St Mirren.

The 20-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2-1 home win, with United boss Micky Mellon praising his player in wake of the victory.

“I thought Logan Chalmers was outstanding,” Mellon was quoted by The Courier as saying.

 

“You show me a better performance from a young Scottish player and I’ll be delighted because it means we have two of them.”

The Courier claims that he “won’t be leaving on the cheap” – as was the case with Scott Banks to Palace – due to having two years left on his contract.

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Chalmers has clocked up 24 senior appearances for United and has been progressing nicely under Mellon, but he is still a fairly raw player with a lot of room for improvement.

Southampton – bar Danny Ings – have struggled in attack, while Palace have lost Alexander Sorloth to RB Leipzig and Wilfried Zaha continues to be linked with a move away.

Despite both sides potentially needing reinforcements up front, it’s very unlikely that Chalmers would be drafted into either first team – more likely he’d go with the Under-23s to begin with.

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