Journalist argues Ismail Jakobs

Journalist Ed Aaron believes Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira could have Monaco left-back Ismail Jakobs ‘on his radar’ ahead of a possible transfer.

The Lowdown: A left-back

The Eagles have been active in the transfer market over the summer but have failed to bolster their left-back ranks. Tyrick Mitchell is the club’s only left-back, with the versatile Jeffrey Schlupp also capable of backing him up when needed.

Attention is already turning to the winter window, however, and Aarons believes Jakobs, a Senegal international who can play anywhere on the left side, could be a target.

The Last: Aarons Comments

Aarons, speaking to GiveMeSport, thinks Vieira could keep tabs on Jakobs and his performance at the World Cup ahead of a possible move to rival Mitchell.

“Really top-class left-backs are a bit more important, but I think Crystal Palace would need someone to give Mitchell some competition.

“Maybe he’s on their radar because the Senegalese link with Crystal Palace is quite strong.”

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The verdict: one to watch?

Jakobs, who is known for his pace, is just 23 but appears to be at the peak of his powers with a Transfermarkt valuation of £6.3million.

Paul Mitchell dubbed Jakobs “quality” after his move to Monaco, where he has since made 53 appearances for the French side.

Therefore, a move to Selhurst Park for Jakobs could be a way to keep tabs on Aarons’ comments, so it may be interesting to see how he fares in Qatar.