Crystal Palace are reportedly going to allow academy goalkeeper Owen Goodman to leave this summer on a loan move and a deal is nearly sorted.
That’s according to The Athletic.
So, what’s the latest surrounding the future of Goodman? Let’s take a look.
What’s the story?
According to The Athletic, Goodman, who is a goalkeeper for the Crystal Palace U21 side, is now in talks with Colchester United over a loan move.
The report goes on to say that the League Two side are managed by former Palace coach Ben Garner. If all goes to plan then Goodman should be making the move to the club.
The 19 year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for the Eagles. He has however featured on the bench four times for the first-team.
He has featured in England youth squads but is yet to play for the national team youth setup. Clearly, Palace feel like he needs to start playing consistent senior football.
A loan would be a great move for Palace and Goodman
With Goodman 19 years-old, he is clearly backed to have some good potential which could maybe get him playing in the first-team in the future.
The Englishman, who earns around £29k-a-year at the Eagles, has put in some impressive performances for the youth team over the years. It is definitely now the time for the player to get some games at a senior level in order to see whether he can make it at a top level.
The move definitely benefits all parties. Colchester get a promising goalkeeper, whilst Palace can see how good he is.
Youth football is definitely a high level but there is nothing like senior football, especially in the very physical English Football Leagues.
This will be a good test for Goodman, and he will know thats fans of both Colchester and the Eagles will want him to succeed next season if the move goes through.
With fellow academy goalkeeper Joe Whitworth also highly-rated at the club, Goodman needs to make sure he gets this possible loan move right so that he can impress.