Premier League rivals Southampton and Crystal Palace are set to miss Andreaw Gravillon as the defender draws closer to a £ 3million move away from Serie A champions Inter Milan as reported The Team.
With a trio of elite-level center-backs ahead of him in the pecking order – Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni constantly improving – Gravillon would have known deep down that he would have to wake up from his dream of San Siro at one point.
The 23-year-old center-back is yet to make a single appearance in that iconic blue and black jersey, two years after joining Inter from a Pescara side that gave us Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti.
Gravillon has taken on four remarkable loan spells over the past two seasons. But, having impressed at Lorient last season, he is now expected to strike a deal that would see him sever ties with Inter for good.
Will Southampton or Crystal Palace still move to Gravillon?
The Reims Ligue 1 team are close to a deal, with the Guadeloupe-born giant expected to join him for an amount of between £ 3-4million.
“It will always be difficult to be successful at a club like Inter, even for great players,” Gravillon said in April, when asked about his future, pointing out that even a player as tall as Christian Eriksen struggled to find time Italian game. giants.
“If Inter decide they want to keep me someday it will mean that I have managed to do my job and they are counting on me. What matters is playing, showing who I am and making a name for myself.
Crystal Palace and Southampton were ready to give Gravillon the chance to do so, according to FootMercato, and it remains to be seen whether the Saints or the Eagles will attempt to hijack the Reims deal before it’s too late.
New Palace manager Patrick Vieira will make Reading prodigy Michael Olise his first signing at Selhurst Park, but it will take a lot more with 11 first-team players out of contract.
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