Crystal Palace are facing an anxious summer with Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka subject of vast interest from elsewhere.
It isn’t completely beyond the realms of reality that both could stay at Selhurst Park; given the astronomical values placed on their heads.
Should they leave, however, new players will certainly be identified as replacements.
The Sun recently reported that West Ham United star Michail Antonio is being courted by the Eagles ahead of a summer switch.
On paper Antonio looks an ideal fit should Zaha leave, although having played at right-back before, he’d be capable of filling in should Wan-Bissaka leave too.
The 29-year-old would arrive at Palace on the back of a solid campaign. During the 2018/19 season, he scored seven goals and registered seven assists.
Antonio is a real battler. He doesn’t necessarily possess the quality of a really top player but he is a real trier. He boasts power, pace and unrivalled determination qualities.
The man signed from Forest for £7 million (Sky Sports) has not always been seen as a regular starter at the London Stadium and that could tempt in into moving on.
With Manuel Pellegrini keen to push towards the European places he could look for better players this summer; potentially leaving Antonio surplus to requirements. At this stage, the report does state that the Chilean wants to keep the winger but that could change.
The speed merchant would be a class addition to Roy Hodgson’s ranks. He might not possess the quality of Zaha, but his attitude is spot on and he is more than capable of doing a job.