Joel Matip Replacement: 23-year-old PL Player Stance Stance on Liverpool Move Revealed

Crystal Palace are expecting potential summer bids for Marc Guehi, a defender targeted by Liverpool, according to Football Insider.

The Reds are expected to face competition from Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United in pursuit of the 23-year-old.

Nevertheless, the report claims that Guehi is currently focused on staying with Crystal Palace and not considering a transfer elsewhere.

The English player is presently sidelined due to a knee injury, prioritising his recovery to secure a spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming European Championships. Palace is eager to retain Guehi at Selhurst Park until after the tournament to enhance his market worth.

Joel Matip Replacement Target Guehi Not Currently Focused on Palace Exit

Joel Matip’s contract is nearing its end this summer, creating a vacancy in the defensive roster. Reports suggest Liverpool are scouting a promising the Premier League star as a potential replacement.

Despite contending with injuries, notably a season-ending ACL injury, Matip has undoubtedly contributed significantly to Liverpool’s achievements under Klopp.

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The Eagles are expected to receive offers for Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze during the off-season. However, the Football Insider report states that Oliver Glasner’s team has no intention of parting ways with all three players.

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Since February, Guehi has been sidelined and has not featured for Glasner’s revamped Palace squad.

Throughout this season, he has accumulated 26 appearances across various competitions, being named in the starting lineup for 24 of those matches.

Having transferred from Chelsea in 2021, the former Chelsea player reportedly cost Palace £20 million, inclusive of add-ons.

Despite his tenure at Selhurst Park, Guehi has yet to extend his contract, which is set to expire in June 2026.

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