Leeds United eye up transfer of Crystal Palace star who was a January target for Arsenal

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Leeds United are reportedly eyeing up a potential summer transfer deal for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt.

The Dutchman was linked as a January target for Arsenal by The Athletic, though this move never materialised, and he’s now also being linked with Leeds by the Daily Mirror.

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Van Aanholt has had a decent career at Palace, showing that he can be a solid performer at this level, even if some will have been surprised to see him linked with Arsenal.

One imagines he wouldn’t have been more than a squad player for the Gunners, but he could surely make a bigger impact for a team like Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa will be keen to continue strengthening his squad after a strong first season back in the Premier League, and an experienced defender like this could be ideal.

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Patrick van Aanholt is being linked with Leeds United

Van Aanholt is nearing the end of his contract at Selhurst Park, so could be a tempting free transfer for a number of top flight clubs.

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