You may have heard, Patrick Vieira is supposed to have had talks with Alex Moreba about a move to Crystal Palace.
Anyone who watched the South London side lose 2-0 to Arsenal on Friday night will admit they need a new midfielder to complement Chick Doukuri and Iberici Izzi.
There is a distinct lack of composure and ability to hold the ball in Vieira’s midfield, but for now, that may be about to change with the arrival of a distinguished footballer.
What’s the story?
Well, it was Foot Mercato who claimed that Vieira had contacted Moreba about moving to Selhurst Park.
The 19-year-old is an early talent who looks set to be the next big event in European football after exiting Barcelona’s La Masia and championing alongside Lionel Messi.
Interestingly, Spanish news outlet Sport described it as a mix between Yaya Toure, Paul Pogba and Sergio Busquets, as a result of a wide range of talent in midfield.
Already sold to RB Leipzig in a €22m (£19m) deal last summer, Moreba spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at Valencia after struggling to establish himself in Germany.
Nevertheless, the teenager remains a true wonder, someone who, despite his age, boasts an impressive amount of experience.
Moreba has eight caps for Guinea and also has Champions League experience under his belt.
Crystal Palace needs Alex Moriba
After Christian Benteke and his £120,000-a-week wages to DC United were offloaded, plenty of space was freed up in the salary bill to take on another signing.
If it wasn’t for this signature addition to the central midfield section, we would be perplexed.
Vieira needs control if he is to play his possession-based style at Crystal Palace, and despite his talent in other areas, Jeffrey Schlupp is not the technical required alongside Doukuri and Ise.
Moriba – or someone similar – is needed, and if the Eagles fail to sign such a player, it could have a huge impact on their chances of success this season.
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