"Not getting any younger": £17m Crystal Palace player admits he would be open to leaving soon


"Not getting any younger": £17m Crystal Palace player admits he would be open to leaving soon

Why Chelsea FINALLY Turned A Corner.

Joachim Andersen has admitted that he would be open to leaving Crystal Palace within the next few years.

The Dane made the comments when speaking to local media during the international break with Denmark.

So, what did Joachim Andersen say about his future at Crystal Palace? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the 27-year-old has been in phenomenal form so far this season.

Andersen has scored one goal in four Premier League appearances, and has proven to be a colossal figure at the back as we pick up seven points from our opening four games.

The Crystal Palace No.16 is showing exactly why Newcastle wanted to sign him this summer – as revealed by The Athletic – and he has now spoken about what his plans for the future are.

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Andersen is quoted by Bold.dk as saying: “It’s a super difficult question, because it’s not something I’m in control of. It’s clear that I would like to play in the biggest and best clubs in the world, but what happens is not always up to me. It’s clear that I’m now 27 years old, and if I’m going to make a transfer, it should preferably be within the next few years.

“I’m not getting any younger either. If a club is going to pay some money for me, they should ideally be able to see some perspective in it.”

Crystal Palace fans surely understand innocence of Joachim Andersen comments

Now, there’s nothing in these comments from the £17m man which should annoy any Crystal Palace fans.

Andersen is clearly just ambitious and keen to play at the very highest level – in truth, if we had anyone at Selhurst Park who doesn’t want to do that, it would be disappointing.

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Of course, it would be much nicer if the Denmark international came out and said “I want to stay at Crystal Palace for the rest of my career” – we’d all love that.

However, that is simply not the reality of the industry, so Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman must ensure they have a replacement in mind when the times comes for Andersen to depart.

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