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Crystal Palace Send Delegation To African Nations Cup To Secure Left Back Signing

Palace representatives are set to give a medical to Senegal left back Pape Souare.

Crystal Palace have sent a delegation to Senegal’s upcoming African Cup of Nations clash against Algeria to give left back Pape Souare a medical, report the Mail, with the player poised to join Palace in a £3.4 million deal from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille.

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The 23 year-old is a highly rated member of a Lille defence that has been one of French football’s sturdiest over the last couple of seasons, whilst he is also member of a Senegal team who are hoping to do well at the tournament currently being held in Equatorial Guinea.

Souare was also thought to be a target of former Selhurst Park boss Neil Warnock, but it is current incumbent Alan Pardew who looks set to push a deal for the international over the line.

A new left back has been a priority for Palace during the January window with the club having been playing Joel Ward out of position in that role for much of the season, with a new man seen as important despite the former Portsmouth defender’s impressive performances whilst filling in.

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