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Crystal Palace Want Arsenal’s Major FIFA World Cup Star On Loan

Pulis wants explosive youngster at Selhurst Park.

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is a loan target for Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis, according to The Mirror.

The 21-year-old signed for the Gunners from Saprissa in August 2011, but he has yet to play a first-team game for the North London club.

He has been out on loan at Lorient, Real Betis and, most recently, Olympiakos, for whom he scored eight league goals and one, against Manchester United, in the Champions League.

Campbell enhanced his reputation further on Saturday by scoring a brilliant World Cup goal in Costa Rica’s shock 3-1 win over Uruguay.

In total, he has 10 international goals in 34 senior appearances for Costa Rica.

Campbell has surely done enough to be given a chance at Arsenal, but he would be more likely to feature on a consistent basis at Palace.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be persuaded to allow Campbell to spend a season at Selhurst Park, which would give him vital Premier League experience to aid his development.

Newcastle United were also said to be considering a loan move for Campbell earlier this year.

Campbell has two years left to run on his current contract with Arsenal.

He will again be in action for Costa Rica this evening, when his national side face Italy in Recife.

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