Crystal Palace sending scouts to keep tabs on international ace

Crystal Palace are being linked with a new name from the Football League ahead of the January transfer window.

Crystal Palace are reportedly keeping tabs on Sheffield United defender Rhys Norrington-Davies.

The Eagles are one of three Premier League clubs credited with an interest in the Championship left-back.

Norrington-Davies, 23, has helped the Blades rise to the top of the table under Paul Heckingbottom.

Football Insider report his performances have alerted the attention of Palace, Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth and the trio are all sending scouts to watch him in action.

Crystal Palace target emerges

Crystal Palace could see Norrington-Davies as someone to bolster their defensive department down the line.

The Saudi Arabia-born man has been on the books at Bramall Lane since 2017 when he signed for the South Yorkshire outfit from Swansea City.

He has since made 37 appearances for Sheffield United in all competitions and has established himself as a regular starter over recent times.

The Wales international has also had loan spells away at Barrow, Rochdale, Luton Town and Stoke City since his move to the Blades to get some experience under his belt.

Top flight clubs appear to be taking notice of him now and his side could face a battle to keep hold of him.

Palace’s current first choice left-back is Tyrick Mitchell and he is under contract until June 2025.

Patrick Viera’s side were beaten 2-1 over the weekend by Chelsea, with former loan star Conor Gallagher scoring the winner.