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Report: Crystal Palace will listen to offers for former Wednesday loanee Connor Wickham

Crystal Palace will listen to offers for the former Sheffield Wednesday loanee Connor Wickham, according to The London Evening Standard.

Wickham returned for a third spell at Wednesday last season but struggled to properly get going, scoring just twice in 13 games in a spell disrupted by minor injuries and a campaign postponed due to Covid-19.

The £9 million Crystal Palace recruit has since entered the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park and finds himself with added competition after Michy Batshuayi joined the Eagles on loan.

And it is claimed he, along with Mamadou Sakho, could be up for grabs as Palace attempt to raise funds for further additions – one of whom is said to be the Sheffield United-linked Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.

The Wednesday manager Garry Monk has made no secret of his desire to strengthen the Owls’ attacking options in the final weeks of the summer transfer window.

But, unlike with another former Wednesday loanee, Jacob Murphy, there has been little talk of interest in Wickham from Hillsborough.

Murphy applauds the Wednesday fans. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Whether Crystal Palace’s rumoured stance will change that, remains to be seen.

Wickham is reported to earn £36,000-a-week at Palace, which could put him out of Wednesday’s price range even if his transfer fee was affordable, while his injury record may be cause for concern.

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