Crystal Palace are targeting a move for £ 10 million-rated Genk right-back Daniel Munoz in this ongoing winter transfer window.
The Eagles are keen to make some quality additions to their squad after a poor first half of the season. Roy Hodgson seems interested in reinforcing his defence, which could prompt the club to sign a new right-back and centre-back. For the right-back position, Genk’s Daniel Munoz has emerged as a target for the South London outfit.
Munoz’s contractual situation at Genk may have led to interest from various clubs across Europe. Genk have the Colombia international under contract for this season with an option of an additional 12 months.
Crystal Palace are reportedly keen to do a deal with the Belgian club for Munoz, who wants to test himself in the Premier League and will push for the move. Ironically, Palace shareholder John Textor wants to sign the right-back for Brazilian club Botafogo, while Palmeiras have already made an offer. Nonetheless, the Eagles are confident of beating the Brazilian clubs for Munoz’s signature.
Daniel Munoz keen to move to the Premier League
Daniel Munoz joined Genk from Atlético Nacional in 2020 and has since gone on to rack up 147 appearances, registering 19 goals and 20 assists. The right-back is enjoying a spectacular season in Belgium, where he has netted seven goals and supplied two assists in 28 appearances across all competitions.
At international level, the 27-year-old made his debut for Colombia in 2020. He has not looked back since then and has become the South American nation’s one of the most important players, both from defensive and attacking points of view. Munoz has 23 caps for Colombia thus far.
In Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Ward, Crystal Palace have two right-backs well in their 30s and won’t be able to provide a long-term solution in that position. So, the Eagles’ interest in Munoz makes complete sense as the Colombian enjoys the peak stages of his career and would immediately boost Roy Hodgson’s defensive unit.
Genk will demand £10 million for their star full-back, a price that falls well within the South London club’s spending range. Given Palace require freshening up their options at right-back, Munoz signing for around £10 million would represent a fantastic piece of business for the South Londoners.
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