Crystal Palace want to sign £19m Premier League striker, but he's now moving to Sheffield United


Crystal Palace want to sign £19m Premier League striker, but he's now moving to Sheffield United

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Crystal Palace want to sign Cameron Archer from Aston Villa – but the striker is now moving to Sheffield United.

That is according to The Athletic.

So, what is the situation involving Crystal Palace and Cameron Archer? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, Unai Emery has surprisingly made the England Under-21 international available after a summer of heavy spending at Villa Park.

Archer is one of the best young forwards in the country, and scored two goals at the Under-21 European Championships this summer to help England take home the trophy.

The 21-year-old also scored 11 goals and provided six assists in just 20 appearances on loan at Middlesbrough last season.

Therefore, you can see why Dougie Freedman wants Archer at Selhurst Park, although we now look set to miss out.

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The Athletic believe the Aston Villa No.35 is scheduled to undergo a medical with Sheffield United today (Wednesday) after the Blades agreed a fee of £18.5m with the Villans.

However, those on the recruitment team at Villa Park have managed to negotiate a buyback clause in the agreement for an undisclosed fee.

Crystal Palace are right to ignore Cameron Archer deal due to buyback clause

In our view, it is pleasing to see us not match Sheffield United’s bid for Archer – mainly due to the fact Aston Villa want a buyback clause.

Those kind of deals are effectively just glorified loan moves.

For example, if Archer does well at Bramall Lane, Aston Villa can simply trigger their buyback clause and bring him back to the Midlands.

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If that were to happen, Sheffield United would only end up with a small bit of profit to compensate them, which would most likely have to be spent on a replacement, basically taking the Blades back to square one.

Therefore – unless Aston Villa were to drop their demands for a buyback – we wouldn’t like to see Freedman match’s Sheffield United’s offer.

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