Crystal Palace are considering turning to Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson as a replacement for the departed Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
27-year old Jenkinson is now one of the oldest players at the Emirates since joining the club from Crystal Palace, but the lifelong Gooner has never really established himself as a first-team regular, and has had loan spells with both West Ham United and Birmingham City.
He made a total of 8 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal last season.
Palace manager Roy Hodgson is a fan of Jenkinson, having given the right-back his solitary England international cap when he appeared as a substitute in 2012 in England’s friendly defeat to Sweden.
A fee of £5 million would be enough to secure his services, with the player being out of contract at the end of next season. Any deal for Jenkinson is unrelated to Arsenal’s pursuit or Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, after the North Londoners lodged an official opening bid of £40 million for the Ivorian international on Monday.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.