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‘An interesting link’ – Crystal Palace eyeing up move for 28-y/o EFL ace: The verdict



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Wigan Athletic midfielder Sam Morsy is being watched by Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion, according to the Daily Star.

Wigan may look to sell their key players this summer in order to raise funds, with the club being forced into administration last week.

Morsy is a key player for the Latics, and has been since his 2016 move from Chesterfield. The 28-year-old has made 159 appearances for the Latics since his move to the DW Stadium.

Here, the FLW team discuss whether he’d be a good signing for Palace…

Alfie Burns

It’s an interesting link and I’d like to see how Morsy got on in the Premier League.

He’s 28 now and of an age where he’s got to start thinking about that last ‘big’ move in his career, which would be the top end of the Championship or the Premier League.

The midfielder has done magnificently for Wigan in the past two seasons and, in all honesty, he probably deserves to be playing somewhere a little bit more high-profile as he heads towards his 30s.

Palace could be good for him; they are a club that will allow him to settle and the way the manager likes his side to play would also suit Morsy.

You don’t look at Morsy and instantly think he’s top-flight quality, but with the belief of a handful of players, he might just make the grade.

George Dagless

I’m not sure.

He’s a good player and a leader on the pitch but is he better than what Crystal Palace have in midfield? It’s hard to say in all honesty.

I like him and what he brings to Wigan and hope, if they go down, he gets a chance to play in the Championship at least but, saying that, I don’t know if he is ready for the Premier League.

I guess he’d be available on the cheap which is a good thing but Palace should be looking at Europe in the coming years – Eagles want to see some ambition – and I think other signings could be better options.

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George Harbey

Morsy is a solid midfielder at Championship level but I’m not sure he’d fit in at Palace to be honest.

The Eagles have a plethora of talent in their midfield and I don’t think that Morsy is an upgrade on what they already have, so I’m not sure whether he’d be a good signing in that respect.

There’s a lot to like about him, though. He’s tenacious, he’s good on the ball and can play anywhere in central midfield, so he could make the step-up.

I think he’d fit into a side like Sheffield United, rather than someone like Palace who have some big names in their midfield.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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